Scranton was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1895 to 1897.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district as a Republican from 1893 to 1895; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district as a Republican from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1885 to 1887; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883.
From Dec 1881 to Mar 1897, Scranton missed 787 of 1,777 roll call votes, which is 44.3%. This is on par with the median of 36.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1897. 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 1881-Mar 1882||75||20||26.7%||56th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||27||27.0%||65th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||8||20.5%||47th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||16||15.5%||31st|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||12||15.0%||29th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||89||51.4%||85th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||113||84.3%||90th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||17||35.4%||76th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||3||16.7%||37th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||21||33.9%||39th|
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