Sterling was the representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1915 to 1919.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1907 to 1913; the representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1905 to 1907; and the representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1903 to 1905.
From Nov 1903 to Oct 1918, Sterling missed 237 of 1,354 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is better than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1918. 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 1903-Apr 1904||49||6||12.2%||17th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||19||59.4%||97th|
|Dec 1905-Feb 1906||25||6||24.0%||51st|
|Dec 1906-Mar 1907||34||6||17.6%||48th|
|Dec 1907-May 1908||270||68||25.2%||46th|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||10||23.8%||53rd|
|Dec 1909-Feb 1910||18||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||68||2||2.9%||2nd|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||58||4||6.9%||11th|
|Dec 1912-Mar 1913||67||14||20.9%||42nd|
|Dec 1915-Feb 1916||16||1||6.2%||17th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||62||1||1.6%||5th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||33||3||9.1%||36th|
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