Shannon was the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1935 to 1942.
He was previously the representative for Missouri’s at-large district as a Democrat from 1933 to 1934; and the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1933.
From Dec 1931 to Nov 1942, Shannon missed 280 of 1,012 roll call votes, which is 27.7%. This is much worse than the median of 6.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1942. 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 1931-Feb 1932||17||1||5.9%||18th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||37||14||37.8%||95th|
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