Barbour was a senator from Virginia and was a Democrat. He served from 1889 to 1893.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1885 to 1887; the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1883 to 1885; and the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1881 to 1883.
From Mar 1889 to May 1892, Barbour missed 344 of 580 roll call votes, which is 59.3%. This is much worse than the median of 35.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1892. 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 1881-Mar 1882 (House)||75||49||65.3%||95th|
|1882 Apr-Jul (House)||167||120||71.9%||84th|
|1882 Aug-Aug (House)||7||5||71.4%||72nd|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883 (House)||100||47||47.0%||92nd|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884 (House)||34||14||41.2%||80th|
|1884 Mar-May (House)||71||26||36.6%||80th|
|1884 Jun-Jul (House)||83||57||68.7%||92nd|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885 (House)||146||73||50.0%||89th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886 (House)||39||21||53.8%||96th|
|1886 Apr-Jul (House)||158||121||76.6%||99th|
|1886 Aug-Aug (House)||6||6||100.0%||88th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887 (House)||103||40||38.8%||85th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890 (Senate)||31||9||29.0%||36th|
|1890 Mar-May (Senate)||114||75||65.8%||85th|
|1890 Jun-Aug (Senate)||150||97||64.7%||77th|
|1890 Sep-Sep (Senate)||79||34||43.0%||68th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891 (Senate)||143||93||65.0%||85th|
|1889 Mar-Apr (Senate)||9||2||22.2%||29th|
|1892 Jan-Mar (Senate)||26||17||65.4%||79th|
|1892 Apr-Jul (Senate)||28||17||60.7%||82nd|
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