Dowse was the representative for Massachusetts’s 13th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1819 to 1821.
From Dec 1819 to May 1820, Dowse missed 25 of 88 roll call votes, which is 28.4%. This is much worse than the median of 14.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1820. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||25||28.4%||81st|
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