McDowell was the representative for Indiana’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1863 to 1865.
From Dec 1863 to Mar 1865, McDowell missed 270 of 600 roll call votes, which is 45.0%. This is much worse than the median of 28.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1865. 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 1863-Feb 1864||130||32||24.6%||57th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||137||80.1%||97th|
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