From Feb 1864 to Feb 1869, Riddle missed 526 of 1,100 roll call votes, which is 47.8%. This is much worse than the median of 23.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1869. 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 1863-Feb 1864||32||12||37.5%||93rd|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||71||44.1%||93rd|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||39||7||17.9%||69th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||217||150||69.1%||93rd|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||1||0||0.0%||0th|
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