Diekema was the representative for Michigan’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1907 to 1911.
From Dec 1907 to Mar 1911, Diekema missed 137 of 512 roll call votes, which is 26.8%. This is on par with the median of 26.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1911. 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 1907-May 1908||270||71||26.3%||43rd|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||23||54.8%||90th|
|Dec 1909-Feb 1910||18||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||68||12||17.6%||28th|
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