From Oct 1877 to May 1908, Powers missed 620 of 1,051 roll call votes, which is 59.0%. This is much worse than the median of 30.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1908. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||23||41.1%||83rd|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||74||63.8%||83rd|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||19||7||36.8%||78th|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||51||44.7%||83rd|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||49||14||28.6%||51st|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||15||46.9%||86th|
|Dec 1905-Feb 1906||25||9||36.0%||70th|
|Dec 1906-Mar 1907||34||12||35.3%||77th|
|Dec 1907-May 1908||268||264||98.5%||99th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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