Shafroth was a senator from Colorado and was a Democrat. He served from 1913 to 1919.
He was previously the representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1903 to 1905; the representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district as a Silver Republican from 1901 to 1903; the representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district as a Silver Republican from 1899 to 1901; and the representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district as most recently a Silver Republican (1897-1899) and previously a Republican (1895-1897) from 1895 to 1899.
From Mar 1913 to Mar 1919, Shafroth missed 107 of 1,361 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is better than the median of 29.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1919. 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 1913-Feb 1914||59||4||6.8%||10th|
|Dec 1914-Mar 1915||117||10||8.5%||7th|
|Dec 1915-Feb 1916||40||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||159||22||13.8%||15th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||1||2.9%||7th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||55||4||7.3%||6th|
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