Harris was the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1877 to 1881.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1871 to 1873; and the representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district as an Ind. Democrat from 1859 to 1861.
From Dec 1859 to Mar 1881, Harris missed 506 of 2,568 roll call votes, which is 19.7%. This is better than the median of 27.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1881. 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 1859-Feb 1860||69||20||29.0%||87th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||5||3.5%||0th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||10||11.2%||32nd|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||30||20.0%||35th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||18||23.1%||67th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||49||20.9%||57th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||9||15.0%||49th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||25||20.0%||52nd|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||10||17.9%||56th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||17||14.7%||31st|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||11||31.4%||64th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||23||19.3%||29th|
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