Butler was the representative for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1905 to 1907.
From Dec 1905 to Mar 1907, Butler missed 83 of 136 roll call votes, which is 61.0%. This is much worse than the median of 30.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1907. 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 1905-Feb 1906||25||4||16.0%||23rd|
|Dec 1906-Mar 1907||34||21||61.8%||85th|
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