From Mar 1909 to Nov 1939, Martin missed 94 of 1,068 roll call votes, which is 8.8%. This is on par with the median of 7.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1939. 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 1909-Feb 1910||18||1||5.6%||12th|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||68||2||2.9%||0th|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||58||6||10.3%||15th|
|Dec 1912-Mar 1913||67||47||70.1%||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