Rep. James Cobb
Former Representative for Alabama’s 5th District
Cobb was the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1895 to 1897.
He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1893 to 1895; the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; and the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889.
From Dec 1887 to Apr 1896, Cobb missed 477 of 1,622 roll call votes, which is 29.4%. This is better than the median of 36.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1896. 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 1887-Feb 1888||39||1||2.6%||2nd|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||4||3.5%||2nd|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||42||52.5%||77th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||21||12.1%||17th|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||16||27.6%||30th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||17||21.0%||19th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||16||11.9%||20th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||13||27.1%||62nd|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||3||16.7%||37th|
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