Shanks was the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.
He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1869 to 1873; the representative for Indiana’s 11th congressional district as a Republican from 1867 to 1869; and the representative for Indiana’s 11th congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863.
From Jul 1861 to Mar 1875, Shanks missed 595 of 2,975 roll call votes, which is 20.0%. This is on par with the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1875. 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 1861-Feb 1862||75||11||14.7%||25th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||72||26.4%||53rd|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||33||23.2%||57th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||37||18.8%||41st|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||8||11.3%||27th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||12||7.6%||12th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||6||6.7%||15th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||33||22.0%||48th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||73||8||11.0%||30th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||51||21.7%||44th|
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