Baker was the representative for Illinois’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1897 to 1899.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; and the representative for Illinois’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1869.
From Dec 1865 to Mar 1899, Baker missed 139 of 1,833 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is better than the median of 34.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1899. 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 1865-Feb 1866||105||2||1.9%||0th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||3||1.3%||0th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||3||2.1%||0th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||6||3.0%||0th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||2||5.1%||9th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||4||3.5%||5th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||1||3.4%||3rd|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||2||5.4%||2nd|
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