From Mar 1885 to Mar 1899, Gray missed 1,067 of 2,718 roll call votes, which is 39.3%. This is on par with the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1899. 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 1885-Mar 1886||63||17||27.0%||54th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||143||60||42.0%||79th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||50||20||40.0%||66th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||199||56||28.1%||41st|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||31||20||64.5%||83rd|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||143||71||49.7%||84th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||105||66||62.9%||86th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||101||35||34.7%||52nd|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||36||11||30.6%||54th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||71||21||29.6%||26th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||26||10||38.5%||70th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||51||30||58.8%||84th|
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