From Dec 1873 to Mar 1879, Bell missed 71 of 851 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is better than the median of 22.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1879. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||12||15.4%||50th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||24||10.2%||8th|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||2||3.6%||6th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||19||16.4%||35th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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