Rayner was a senator from Maryland and was a Democrat. He served from 1905 to 1913.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1893 to 1895; the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; and the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889.
From Jan 1906 to Aug 1912, Rayner missed 406 of 761 roll call votes, which is 53.4%. This is much worse than the median of 29.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1912. 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 1910-Mar 1911||52||31||59.6%||96th|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||35||6||17.1%||38th|
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