Burton was a senator from Kansas and was a Republican. He served from 1901 to 1907.
Burton was convicted of accepting compensation for services before a federal agency. On May. 21, 1906, his final conviction was upheld after the first had been overturned and he'd been convicted again. From 1904 to this point, Burton had not voted in the Senate to avoid triggering an explusion vote. On May 22, 1906, the issue was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. On Jun. 4, 1906, he resigned.
|May. 21, 1906||His final conviction was upheld after the first had been overturned and he'd been convicted again. From 1904 to this point, Burton had not voted in the Senate to avoid triggering an explusion vote.|
|May. 22, 1906||Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections.|
|Jun. 4, 1906||Resigned.|
From Mar 1901 to Jun 1906, Burton missed 179 of 274 roll call votes, which is 65.3%. This is much worse than the median of 29.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1906. 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 1901-Feb 1902||26||2||7.7%||19th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||36||35||97.2%||99th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||56||56||100.0%||99th|
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