Sen. Elmer Burkett
Former Senator for Nebraska
Burkett was a senator from Nebraska and was a Republican. He served from 1905 to 1911.
He was previously the representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1903 to 1905; the representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1901 to 1903; and the representative for Nebraska’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1899 to 1901.
From Jan 1906 to Mar 1911, Burkett missed 41 of 476 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is better than the median of 26.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1911. 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 1899-Feb 1900 (House)||21||2||9.5%||5th|
|1900 Mar-May (House)||49||7||14.3%||18th|
|1900 Jun-Jun (House)||17||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901 (House)||62||7||11.3%||10th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902 (House)||19||7||36.8%||80th|
|1902 Mar-May (House)||22||5||22.7%||28th|
|1902 Jun-Jul (House)||28||4||14.3%||19th|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903 (House)||114||15||13.2%||24th|
|1903 Nov-Nov (House)||6||1||16.7%||23rd|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904 (House)||49||10||20.4%||36th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905 (House)||32||9||28.1%||65th|
|1906 Jan-Feb (Senate)||8||0||0.0%||0th|
|1906 Mar-May (Senate)||49||7||14.3%||47th|
|1906 Jun-Jun (Senate)||31||5||16.1%||16th|
|1907 Jan-Mar (Senate)||38||4||10.5%||18th|
|1908 Mar-May (Senate)||49||2||4.1%||3rd|
|1909 Jan-Mar (Senate)||35||0||0.0%||0th|
|1909 Apr-Aug (Senate)||130||1||0.8%||2nd|
|1910 Jan-Feb (Senate)||7||0||0.0%||0th|
|1910 Mar-May (Senate)||36||4||11.1%||19th|
|1910 Jun-Jun (Senate)||41||12||29.3%||53rd|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911 (Senate)||52||6||11.5%||18th|
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