From Dec 1923 to Mar 1929, Edwards missed 276 of 662 roll call votes, which is 41.7%. This is much worse than the median of 21.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1929. 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 1923-Feb 1924||54||36||66.7%||80th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||77||42||54.5%||93rd|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||77||17||22.1%||62nd|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||125||58||46.4%||92nd|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||66||29||43.9%||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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo