Watson was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 27th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1889 to 1891.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 27th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 27th congressional district as a Republican from 1877 to 1879.
From Oct 1877 to Aug 1890, Watson missed 408 of 1,073 roll call votes, which is 38.0%. This is on par with the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1890. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||7||12.5%||35th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||24||20.7%||45th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||32||42.7%||82nd|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||26||26.0%||48th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||22||27.5%||43rd|
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