Rep. John McSweeney
Former Representative for Ohio’s 16th District
McSweeney was the representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1950.
He was previously the representative for Ohio as a Democrat from 1937 to 1938; the representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1927 to 1929; the representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; and the representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925.
From Dec 1923 to Jan 1951, McSweeney missed 80 of 798 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1951. 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 1923-Feb 1924||30||9||30.0%||17th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||54||1||1.9%||22nd|
|Dec 1925-Feb 1926||22||1||4.5%||36th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||33||2||6.1%||62nd|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||54||10||18.5%||59th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||18||6||33.3%||82nd|
|1951 Jan-Jan 81st Congress||4||0||0.0%||0th|
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