From Dec 1927 to Aug 1937, Black missed 224 of 1,399 roll call votes, which is 16.0%. This is on par with the median of 17.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1937. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||125||9||7.2%||21st|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||66||5||7.6%||12th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||100||15||15.0%||41st|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||63||5||7.9%||25th|
|Dec 1931-Feb 1932||63||4||6.3%||17th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||63||6||9.5%||27th|
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