Robinson was the representative for Illinois’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1873 to 1875.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1871 to 1873; the representative for Illinois’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1861 to 1863; and the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1859 to 1861.
From Dec 1859 to Mar 1875, Robinson missed 1,215 of 2,662 roll call votes, which is 45.6%. This is much worse than the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1875. 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 1859-Feb 1860||69||3||4.3%||22nd|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||26||18.4%||52nd|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||17||22.7%||70th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||93||34.1%||63rd|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||47||36.2%||96th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||145||84.8%||92nd|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||51||57.3%||95th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||54||36.0%||81st|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||40||51.3%||95th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||169||71.9%||96th|
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