Dawson was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1865 to 1867.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853.
From Dec 1851 to Mar 1867, Dawson missed 404 of 2,275 roll call votes, which is 17.8%. This is better than the median of 25.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1867. 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 1851-Mar 1852||96||22||22.9%||33rd|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||18||15.8%||17th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||11||9.6%||18th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||21||13.5%||18th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||22||16.9%||51st|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||29||17.0%||40th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||13||12.4%||39th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||42||18.8%||40th|
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