Gear was a senator from Iowa and was a Republican. He served from 1895 to 1901.
He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1893 to 1895; the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1889 to 1891; and the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889.
From Dec 1895 to Jun 1900, Gear missed 270 of 667 roll call votes, which is 40.5%. This is on par with the median of 34.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1900. 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 1895-Feb 1896||36||13||36.1%||63rd|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||71||55||77.5%||91st|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||26||10||38.5%||73rd|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||51||14||27.5%||42nd|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||20||9||45.0%||81st|
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