Byrnes was a senator from South Carolina and was a Democrat. He served from 1931 to 1941.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925; the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1915 to 1923; and the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1911 to 1915.
From Dec 1931 to Jun 1941, Byrnes missed 125 of 1,195 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is better than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1941. 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 1931-Feb 1932||63||12||19.0%||48th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||63||2||3.2%||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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo