Farnsworth was the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1873.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; and the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1857 to 1859.
From Dec 1857 to Mar 1873, Farnsworth missed 1,224 of 4,061 roll call votes, which is 30.1%. This is worse than the median of 24.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1873. 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 1857-Feb 1858||104||49||47.1%||89th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||196||47||24.0%||62nd|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||11||15.9%||70th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||49||34.8%||91st|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||21||16.2%||38th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||51||29.8%||54th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||33||31.4%||87th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||74||33.0%||86th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||17||12.0%||13th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||54||27.4%||50th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||13||18.3%||48th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||31||19.6%||58th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||21||23.6%||66th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||32||21.3%||42nd|
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