Kasson was the representative for Iowa’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1883 to 1885.
He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; the representative for Iowa’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Iowa’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Iowa’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1867; and the representative for Iowa’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865.
From Dec 1863 to Jul 1884, Kasson missed 882 of 2,552 roll call votes, which is 34.6%. This is worse than the median of 29.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1884. 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 1863-Feb 1864||130||37||28.5%||77th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||50||29.2%||77th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||40||38.1%||86th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||72||32.1%||85th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||16||20.5%||58th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||85||36.2%||71st|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||17||28.3%||78th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||15||12.0%||29th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||24||32.0%||67th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||23||23.0%||45th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||18||52.9%||92nd|
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