Howard was the representative for Alabama’s 7th congressional district and was a Populist. He served from 1895 to 1899.
From Dec 1895 to Mar 1899, Howard missed 204 of 345 roll call votes, which is 59.1%. This is much worse than the median of 34.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1899. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||12||66.7%||99th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||18||29.0%||35th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||15||51.7%||83rd|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||30||81.1%||92nd|
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