Bates was the representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district and was an Adams. He served from 1827 to 1829.
From Dec 1827 to Mar 1829, Bates missed 68 of 233 roll call votes, which is 29.2%. This is much worse than the median of 16.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1829. 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 1827-May 1828||160||43||26.9%||78th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||25||34.2%||78th|
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