Heflin was a senator from Alabama and was a Democrat. He served from 1925 to 1931.
He was previously a senator from Alabama as a Democrat from 1920 to 1925; the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1915 to 1920; the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1907 to 1915; the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1905 to 1907; and the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1904 to 1905.
From Dec 1920 to Mar 1931, Heflin missed 275 of 1,936 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is better than the median of 22.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1931. 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 1920-Mar 1921||87||7||8.0%||9th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||40||2||5.0%||14th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||72||5||6.9%||5th|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||54||34||63.0%||66th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||77||1||1.3%||5th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||77||8||10.4%||23rd|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||125||13||10.4%||27th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||66||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||100||18||18.0%||52nd|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||63||10||15.9%||35th|
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