Blair, a Democrat, was a senator from Missouri from 1871 to 1873.
He was previously the representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district (1863-1865; Unconditional Unionist); the representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district (1861-1863; Republican); the representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district (1859-1861; Republican); and the representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district (1857-1859; Ind. Democrat).
From Jan 1870 to Mar 1873, Blair missed 290 of 963 roll call votes, which is 30.1%. This is on par with the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1873. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||159||51||32.1%||58th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||9||11.4%||10th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||195||115||59.0%||87th|
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