Payson was the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1889 to 1891.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1885 to 1887; the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1883 to 1885; and the representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883.
From Dec 1881 to Mar 1891, Payson missed 515 of 1,896 roll call votes, which is 27.2%. This is better than the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1891. 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||8||10.7%||15th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||10||10.0%||5th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||8||23.5%||58th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||63||43.2%||84th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||21||53.8%||96th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||51||49.5%||94th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||14||35.9%||74th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||26||23.0%||34th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||10||12.5%||14th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||65||37.6%||62nd|
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