From Dec 1889 to Mar 1893, Townsend missed 182 of 891 roll call votes, which is 20.4%. This is better than the median of 34.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1893. 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 1889-Feb 1890||80||10||12.5%||9th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||7||4.0%||1st|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||14||24.1%||33rd|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||28||34.6%||47th|
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