Chace was a senator from Rhode Island and was a Republican. He served from 1885 to 1889.
He was previously the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1883 to 1885; and the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883.
From Jan 1885 to Mar 1889, Chace missed 495 of 990 roll call votes, which is 50.0%. This is worse than the median of 32.4% among the lifetime records of senators 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882 (House)||75||16||21.3%||25th|
|1882 Apr-Jul (House)||167||23||13.8%||10th|
|1882 Aug-Aug (House)||7||6||85.7%||76th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883 (House)||100||18||18.0%||30th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884 (House)||34||7||20.6%||50th|
|1884 Mar-May (House)||71||45||63.4%||95th|
|1884 Jun-Jul (House)||83||69||83.1%||93rd|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885 (House)||59||14||23.7%||39th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885 (Senate)||140||37||26.4%||47th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886 (Senate)||63||13||20.6%||31st|
|1886 Apr-Jul (Senate)||234||132||56.4%||90th|
|1886 Aug-Aug (Senate)||12||4||33.3%||48th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887 (Senate)||143||110||76.9%||98th|
|1885 Mar-Apr (Senate)||9||2||22.2%||36th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888 (Senate)||50||23||46.0%||74th|
|1888 Mar-May (Senate)||64||28||43.8%||55th|
|1888 Jun-Aug (Senate)||62||37||59.7%||70th|
|1888 Sep-Oct (Senate)||14||3||21.4%||22nd|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889 (Senate)||199||106||53.3%||70th|
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