Poland was the representative for Vermont’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1883 to 1885.
He was previously the representative for Vermont’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Vermont’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1867 to 1873; and a senator from Vermont as a Republican from 1865 to 1867.
From Mar 1867 to Mar 1885, Poland missed 728 of 2,676 roll call votes, which is 27.2%. This is on par with the median of 29.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1885. 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 1867-Feb 1868||142||39||27.5%||75th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||35||17.8%||31st|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||20||28.2%||79th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||33||20.9%||42nd|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||31||34.8%||84th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||56||37.3%||85th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||17||21.8%||65th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||33||14.0%||23rd|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||8||23.5%||58th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||146||61||41.8%||72nd|
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