Yates, a Republican, was a senator from Illinois from 1865 to 1871.
He was previously the representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district (1853-1855; Whig); and the representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district (1851-1853; Whig).
From Mar 1865 to Mar 1871, Yates missed 858 of 1,959 roll call votes, which is 43.8%. This is much worse than the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1871. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||39||12||30.8%||86th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||217||73||33.6%||72nd|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||55||33||60.0%||95th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||156||99||63.5%||96th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||81||47||58.0%||89th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||194||122||62.9%||87th|
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