Rep. Nelson Matthews
Former Representative for Ohio’s 5th District
Matthews was the representative for Ohio’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1915 to 1917.
From Dec 1915 to Mar 1917, Matthews missed 49 of 157 roll call votes, which is 31.2%. This is worse than the median of 24.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1917. 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 1915-Feb 1916||16||4||25.0%||66th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||62||37||59.7%||95th|
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