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 and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||31||9||29.0%||36th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||143||93||65.0%||85th|
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