Rep. Laird Barber
Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th District
Barber was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1899 to 1901.
From Dec 1899 to Mar 1901, Barber missed 46 of 149 roll call votes, which is 30.9%. This is on par with the median of 31.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1901. 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 1899-Feb 1900||21||8||38.1%||63rd|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||62||30||48.4%||78th|
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