From Dec 1931 to Aug 1935, Long missed 300 of 640 roll call votes, which is 46.9%. This is much worse than the median of 18.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1935. 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 1931-Feb 1932||63||56||88.9%||98th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||63||34||54.0%||94th|
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