Buffinton was the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1875 to 1877.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1869 to 1873; the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1857 to 1859; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as an American from 1855 to 1857.
From Dec 1855 to Mar 1877, Buffinton missed 103 of 3,983 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is better than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. 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 1855-Mar 1856||177||16||9.0%||12th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||1||0.4%||0th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||104||5||4.8%||0th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||196||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||1||0.7%||0th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||3||3.8%||2nd|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||40||17.0%||37th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||2||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||2||0||0.0%||0th|
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