From Nov 1877 to Mar 1895, Butler missed 2,299 of 4,639 roll call votes, which is 49.6%. This is much worse than the median of 34.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1895. 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 1877-Feb 1878||69||27||39.1%||81st|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||236||82||34.7%||88th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||49||13||26.5%||50th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||164||39||23.8%||50th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||96||55||57.3%||89th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||401||292||72.8%||96th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||65||15||23.1%||44th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||171||79||46.2%||72nd|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||63||26||41.3%||75th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||143||65||45.5%||80th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||50||19||38.0%||51st|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||199||115||57.8%||86th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||31||19||61.3%||77th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||143||98||68.5%||88th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||105||43||41.0%||60th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||101||35||34.7%||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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo