Sutherland was a senator from West Virginia and was a Republican. He served from 1917 to 1923.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Sutherland faced an allegation of illegal campaign activities. On Jun. 26, 1918, the Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended Sutherland retain his seat due to a lack of evidence. On Jun. 28, 1918, the Senate adopted the committee's recommendation.
|Jun. 26, 1918||Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended Sutherland retain his seat due to a lack of evidence.|
|Jun. 28, 1918||Senate adopted the committee's recommendation|
From Mar 1917 to Mar 1923, Sutherland missed 314 of 1,541 roll call votes, which is 20.4%. This is better than the median of 28.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1923. 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 1917-Feb 1918||34||3||8.8%||23rd|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||55||6||10.9%||14th|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||56||20||35.7%||51st|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||87||7||8.0%||9th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||40||9||22.5%||38th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||72||12||16.7%||19th|
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