Blackburn was a senator from Kentucky and was a Democrat. He served from 1901 to 1907.
He was previously a senator from Kentucky as a Democrat from 1891 to 1897; a senator from Kentucky as a Democrat from 1885 to 1891; the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1883 to 1885; the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1881 to 1883; the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1877 to 1881; and the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1875 to 1877.
From Mar 1885 to Mar 1907, Blackburn missed 1,050 of 2,678 roll call votes, which is 39.2%. This is worse than the median of 29.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1907. 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 1885-Mar 1886||63||15||23.8%||45th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||143||47||32.9%||73rd|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||50||19||38.0%||67th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||199||105||52.8%||75th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||31||7||22.6%||17th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||143||60||42.0%||77th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||105||34||32.4%||44th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||101||14||13.9%||5th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||36||31||86.1%||96th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||71||27||38.0%||48th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||26||17||65.4%||88th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||36||15||41.7%||53rd|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||56||9||16.1%||31st|
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