Blair was a senator from Missouri and was a Democrat. He served from 1871 to 1873.
He was previously the representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district as an Unconditional Unionist from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; and the representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district as an Ind. Democrat from 1857 to 1859.
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.
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 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