Underwood was a senator from Alabama and was a Democrat. He served from 1915 to 1927.
He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1907 to 1915; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1905 to 1907; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1903 to 1905; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1901 to 1903; the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1899 to 1901; and the representative for Alabama’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1895 to 1899.
From Dec 1915 to Mar 1927, Underwood missed 957 of 2,418 roll call votes, which is 39.6%. This is much worse than the median of 22.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1927. 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 1915-Feb 1916||40||20||50.0%||96th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||159||53||33.3%||76th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||12||35.3%||76th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||55||22||40.0%||70th|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||56||23||41.1%||62nd|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||87||9||10.3%||21st|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||40||19||47.5%||75th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||72||47||65.3%||94th|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||54||40||74.1%||95th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||77||20||26.0%||75th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||77||61||79.2%||97th|
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