Gillespie was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 25th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1891 to 1893.
From Dec 1891 to Mar 1893, Gillespie missed 163 of 304 roll call votes, which is 53.6%. This is much worse than the median of 34.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1893. 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 1891-Mar 1892||58||33||56.9%||87th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||45||55.6%||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