Rep. George Byran Cooper
Former Representative for Michigan’s 1st District
Cooper was the representative for Michigan’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.
From Dec 1859 to May 1860, Cooper missed 39 of 158 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is on par with the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1860. 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 1859-Feb 1860||69||7||10.1%||41st|
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