Dixon was the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1871.
He was previously the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865; and the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851.
From Dec 1849 to Mar 1871, Dixon missed 1,063 of 3,074 roll call votes, which is 34.6%. This is worse than the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1871. 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 1849-Feb 1850||108||35||32.4%||40th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||42||31.6%||60th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||25||19.2%||64th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||29||17.0%||44th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||39||37.1%||87th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||57||25.4%||60th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||53||37.3%||85th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||104||52.8%||92nd|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||27||38.0%||84th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||83||52.5%||93rd|
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