Smith was the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.
From Dec 1873 to Mar 1875, Smith missed 248 of 469 roll call votes, which is 52.9%. This is much worse than the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1875. 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 1873-Feb 1874||73||25||34.2%||83rd|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||148||63.0%||92nd|
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