Baker, a Republican, was a senator from Oregon from 1860 to 1861.
He was previously the representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district (1849-1851; Whig); and the representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district (1845-1847; Whig).
From May 1860 to Aug 1861, Baker missed 149 of 354 roll call votes, which is 42.1%. This is much worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||72||31.0%||77th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo