Edwards was the representative for Louisiana’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1965 to 1972.
From Oct 1965 to May 1972, Edwards missed 720 of 1,528 roll call votes, which is 47.1%. This is much worse than the median of 10.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1972. 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.
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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