Tonry was the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1978.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Tonry faced an allegation of stuffing ballot boxes and illegal campaign contributions in the primary election. On May. 5, 1977, he resigned.
|Feb. 2, 1977||House Committee on Administration investigated the charges|
|May. 5, 1977||Resigned.|
|Jun. 27, 1977||Defeated in a special election primary held to fill the vacancy he created with his resignation.|
From Jan 1977 to May 1977, Tonry missed 36 of 169 roll call votes, which is 21.3%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1977. 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|
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