From Apr 1917 to Nov 1942, Rankin missed 85 of 417 roll call votes, which is 20.4%. This is much worse than the median of 6.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1942. 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 1917-Feb 1918||34||4||11.8%||50th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||11||17.5%||58th|
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