Simpson was the representative for Kansas’s 7th congressional district and was a Populist. He served from 1897 to 1899.
He was previously the representative for Kansas’s 7th congressional district as a Populist from 1893 to 1895; and the representative for Kansas’s 7th congressional district as a Populist from 1891 to 1893.
From Dec 1891 to Mar 1899, Simpson missed 355 of 859 roll call votes, which is 41.3%. This is worse 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 and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||7||12.1%||12th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||27||33.3%||55th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||51||38.1%||32nd|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||9||18.8%||40th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||2||6.9%||7th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||12||32.4%||45th|
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