Garfield was President of the United States and was a Republican. He served from 1881 to 1881.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1877 to 1881; the representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1873; and the representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865.
From Dec 1863 to Jun 1880, Garfield missed 1,307 of 4,577 roll call votes, which is 28.6%. This is on par with the median of 27.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1880. 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 1863-Feb 1864||130||29||22.3%||58th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||31||18.1%||37th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||19||18.1%||67th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||68||30.4%||75th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||49||34.5%||82nd|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||75||38.1%||82nd|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||23||32.4%||89th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||43||27.2%||61st|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||13||14.6%||50th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||40||26.7%||52nd|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||13||16.7%||54th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||78||33.2%||76th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||14||23.3%||67th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||42||33.6%||81st|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||13||23.2%||65th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||24||20.7%||54th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||11||31.4%||64th|
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