Wilson was the representative for Iowa’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1883 to 1885.
He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1875 to 1877; and the representative for Iowa’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875.
From Dec 1873 to Mar 1885, Wilson missed 149 of 1,136 roll call votes, which is 13.1%. This is better than the median of 29.1% among the lifetime records of representatives 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 and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||5||6.4%||10th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||9||3.8%||0th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||1||1.7%||4th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||2||1.6%||4th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||10||29.4%||68th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||36||24.7%||37th|
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