Orth was the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1881 to 1883.
He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1879 to 1881; the representative for Indiana as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Indiana’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1869 to 1871; the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1869; and the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865.
From Dec 1863 to Dec 1882, Orth missed 730 of 3,735 roll call votes, which is 19.5%. This is better than the median of 28.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1882. 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||130||14||10.8%||25th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||41||24.0%||56th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||3||2.9%||0th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||16||7.1%||12th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||14||9.9%||5th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||40||20.3%||40th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||8||11.3%||24th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||13||8.2%||14th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||21||26.9%||77th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||65||27.7%||67th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||12||34.3%||71st|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||66||55.5%||95th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||24||32.0%||57th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||9||9||100.0%||99th|
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