From Dec 1881 to Mar 1885, Buchanan missed 133 of 683 roll call votes, which is 19.5%. This is better than the median of 29.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1885. 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 1881-Mar 1882||75||13||17.3%||26th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||13||13.0%||14th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||2||5.9%||13th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||7||4.8%||3rd|
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