From Mar 1879 to Mar 1885, Walker missed 708 of 1,984 roll call votes, which is 35.7%. This is on par with the median of 32.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1885. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||49||12||24.5%||42nd|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||164||40||24.4%||45th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||96||9||9.4%||14th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||401||181||45.1%||72nd|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||65||29||44.6%||67th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||171||94||55.0%||83rd|
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