O’Connell was the representative for Rhode Island’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1929 to 1931.
He was previously the representative for Rhode Island’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; and the representative for Rhode Island’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925.
From Dec 1923 to May 1930, O’Connell missed 32 of 331 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is better than the median of 17.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1930. 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 1923-Feb 1924||30||9||30.0%||55th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||54||4||7.4%||66th|
|Dec 1925-Feb 1926||22||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||33||3||9.1%||65th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||9||1||11.1%||24th|
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