Thomas was the representative for Illinois’s 20th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1887 to 1889.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1885 to 1887; the representative for Illinois’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1883 to 1885; the representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; and the representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1879 to 1881.
From Mar 1879 to Mar 1889, Thomas missed 673 of 1,748 roll call votes, which is 38.5%. This is worse than the median of 32.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1889. 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 1879-Feb 1880||35||4||11.4%||27th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||23||19.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||34||45.3%||75th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||16||16.0%||22nd|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||5||14.7%||34th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||10||6.8%||4th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||8||20.5%||44th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||11||10.7%||13th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||38||97.4%||98th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||41||36.3%||59th|
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