Sherman, a Republican, was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) from 1909 to 1912.
He was previously the representative for New York's 27th congressional district (1907-1909); the representative for New York's 27th congressional district (1905-1907); the representative for New York's 27th congressional district (1903-1905); the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1901-1903); the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1899-1901); the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1895-1899); the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1893-1895); the representative for New York's 23rd congressional district (1889-1891); and the representative for New York's 23rd congressional district (1887-1889).
From Dec 1887 to Mar 1909, Sherman missed 1,102 of 2,492 roll call votes, which is 44.2%. This is worse than the median of 30.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1909. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||8||20.5%||19th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||41||36.3%||59th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||3||3.8%||6th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||14||8.1%||0th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||114||85.1%||90th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||22||45.8%||82nd|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||2||11.1%||30th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||12||19.4%||7th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||10||34.5%||68th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||5||13.5%||8th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||21||12||57.1%||95th|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||62||24||38.7%||67th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||19||9||47.4%||91st|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||38||33.3%||68th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||49||26||53.1%||86th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||20||62.5%||97th|
|Dec 1905-Feb 1906||25||15||60.0%||95th|
|Dec 1906-Mar 1907||34||9||26.5%||62nd|
|Dec 1907-May 1908||270||139||51.5%||74th|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||15||35.7%||65th|
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