McCarthy was the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1889 to 1891.
From Dec 1889 to Jan 1891, McCarthy missed 353 of 514 roll call votes, which is 68.7%. This is much worse than the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1891. 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 1889-Feb 1890||80||40||50.0%||71st|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||100||85||85.0%||98th|
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