Wright was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district and was most recently a National Greenbacker (1879-1881) and previously a Democrat (1877-1879). He served from 1877 to 1881.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1861 to 1863; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855.
From Dec 1853 to Mar 1881, Wright missed 760 of 2,060 roll call votes, which is 36.9%. This is worse than the median of 27.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1881. 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 1853-Mar 1854||114||28||24.6%||25th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||42||27.1%||25th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||8||10.7%||8th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||152||55.7%||82nd|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||8||14.3%||38th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||26||22.4%||58th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||5||14.3%||29th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||58||48.7%||86th|
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