Rep. John Langley
Former Representative for Kentucky
Langley was the representative for Kentucky and was a Republican. He served from 1925 to 1927.
He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1923 to 1925; the representative for Kentucky’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1915 to 1923; and the representative for Kentucky’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1907 to 1915.
Langley faced an allegation of violating the National Prohibition Act and in 1924 was convicted. On May. 15, 1924, a special committee deferred action until conclusion of criminal case and appeals. In 1925, he was re-elected. On Nov. 13, 1925, the conviction was affirmed by appeals court. On Dec. 22, 1925, the special committee concluded that House could not expel a member for action prior to election and recommended no action until decision by Supreme Court. In Jan. 1926, the Supreme Court declined to review the case. On Jan. 11, 1926, he resigned.
|1924||Convicted of violating the National Prohibition Act in 1924.|
|May. 15, 1924||Special committee deferred action until conclusion of criminal case and appeals.|
|Nov. 13, 1925||Conviction affirmed by appeals court.|
|Dec. 22, 1925||Special committee concluded that House could not expel a member for action prior to election; recommended no action until decision by Supreme Court.|
|January 1926||Supreme Court declined to review the case|
|Jan. 11, 1926||Resigned.|
From Dec 1907 to Mar 1925, Langley missed 1,180 of 2,356 roll call votes, which is 50.1%. This is much worse than the median of 19.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1925. 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 1907-May 1908||270||133||49.3%||83rd|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||11||26.2%||56th|
|Dec 1909-Feb 1910||18||6||33.3%||62nd|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||68||25||36.8%||74th|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||58||40||69.0%||93rd|
|Dec 1912-Mar 1913||67||21||31.3%||54th|
|Dec 1913-Feb 1914||24||7||29.2%||74th|
|Dec 1914-Mar 1915||67||17||25.4%||62nd|
|Dec 1915-Feb 1916||16||12||75.0%||99th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||62||7||11.3%||44th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||1||2.9%||10th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||25||39.7%||85th|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||39||21||53.8%||89th|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||30||32.6%||81st|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||48||38||79.2%||97th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||60||31||51.7%||82nd|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||30||2||6.7%||36th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||54||54||100.0%||100th|
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