Bowers was the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1915 to 1923.
From May 1916 to Mar 1923, Bowers missed 339 of 1,061 roll call votes, which is 32.0%. This is on par with the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1923. 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 1916-Mar 1917||61||12||19.7%||66th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||15||44.1%||90th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||18||28.6%||71st|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||39||24||61.5%||95th|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||23||25.0%||69th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||48||12||25.0%||44th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||60||37||61.7%||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