Whalley was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1963 to 1972.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1959 to 1962.
Whalley faced an allegation of taking kickbacks from congressional employees for personal use. In 1973, he resigned from Congress and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and mail fraud.
|1973||Resigned from Congress and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and mail fraud.|
From Jan 1961 to Oct 1972, Whalley missed 329 of 2,435 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is worse than the median of 10.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1972. 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|
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