Ellis was the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1929 to 1931.
He was previously the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1925 to 1927; the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1921 to 1923; the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1907 to 1909; and the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1905 to 1907.
From Dec 1905 to Mar 1931, Ellis missed 295 of 1,027 roll call votes, which is 28.7%. This is worse than the median of 17.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1931. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1905-Feb 1906||25||5||20.0%||41st|
|Dec 1906-Mar 1907||34||4||11.8%||32nd|
|Dec 1907-May 1908||270||93||34.4%||59th|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||10||23.8%||48th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||48||10||20.8%||40th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||60||31||51.7%||84th|
|Dec 1925-Feb 1926||22||2||9.1%||46th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||33||3||9.1%||65th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||9||3||33.3%||65th|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||33||5||15.2%||50th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000