Spearing was the representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1927 to 1931.
He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; and the representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925.
From May 1924 to Mar 1931, Spearing missed 110 of 379 roll call votes, which is 29.0%. This is worse than the median of 17.8% among the lifetime records of representatives 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 1924-Mar 1925||54||11||20.4%||95th|
|Dec 1925-Feb 1926||22||3||13.6%||64th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||33||4||12.1%||74th|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||54||13||24.1%||66th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||18||7||38.9%||80th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||9||4||44.4%||79th|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||33||26||78.8%||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