Patten was the representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1954.
From Jan 1949 to Aug 1954, Patten missed 36 of 603 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1954. 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|
|1951 Jan-Jan 81st Congress||4||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