Elder was the representative for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1913 to 1915.
From Apr 1913 to Mar 1915, Elder missed 173 of 281 roll call votes, which is 61.6%. This is much worse than the median of 32.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1915. 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 1913-Feb 1914||24||9||37.5%||74th|
|Dec 1914-Mar 1915||67||67||100.0%||99th|
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