Bell was the representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district and was a Populist. He served from 1901 to 1903.
He was previously the representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district as a Populist from 1899 to 1901; the representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district as a Populist from 1895 to 1899; and the representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district as a Populist from 1893 to 1895.
From Aug 1893 to Mar 1903, Bell missed 267 of 1,050 roll call votes, which is 25.4%. This is on par with the median of 31.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1903. 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 1893-Mar 1894||134||34||25.4%||26th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||13||27.1%||62nd|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||2||11.1%||31st|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||9||14.5%||5th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||10||34.5%||68th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||10||27.0%||46th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||21||4||19.0%||24th|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||62||10||16.1%||23rd|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||19||5||26.3%||53rd|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||66||57.9%||83rd|
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