Rep. James Allen
Former Representative for Illinois
Allen was the representative for Illinois and was a Democrat. He served from 1863 to 1865.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; and the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855.
From Dec 1853 to Mar 1865, Allen missed 414 of 1,774 roll call votes, which is 23.3%. This is on par with the median of 28.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1865. 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 1853-Mar 1854||114||14||12.3%||25th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||29||18.7%||33rd|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||29||16.4%||56th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||40||17.3%||62nd|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||28||21.5%||48th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||45||26.3%||48th|
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