Sawyer was a senator from Wisconsin and was a Republican. He served from 1887 to 1893.
He was previously a senator from Wisconsin as a Republican from 1881 to 1887; the representative for Wisconsin’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1873.
From Mar 1881 to Mar 1893, Sawyer missed 573 of 2,999 roll call votes, which is 19.1%. This is better than the median of 35.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1893. 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 1881-Mar 1882||96||9||9.4%||14th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||401||146||36.4%||68th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||65||17||26.2%||49th|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||171||25||14.6%||17th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||63||10||15.9%||28th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||143||32||22.4%||47th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||50||6||12.0%||11th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||199||54||27.1%||31st|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||31||1||3.2%||0th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||143||8||5.6%||0th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||105||18||17.1%||6th|
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