Eden was the representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1885 to 1887.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1877 to 1879; the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865.
From Dec 1863 to Mar 1887, Eden missed 568 of 2,085 roll call votes, which is 27.2%. This is on par with the median of 28.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1887. 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 1863-Feb 1864||130||22||16.9%||46th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||25||14.6%||46th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||33||42.3%||94th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||193||82.1%||97th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||1||1.7%||5th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||33||26.4%||59th|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||14||25.0%||69th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||4||3.4%||2nd|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||8||20.5%||42nd|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||5||4.9%||5th|
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