Blackburn was the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1929 to 1931.
From Apr 1929 to Mar 1931, Blackburn missed 18 of 103 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is on par with the median of 17.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1931. 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 1929-Feb 1930||9||3||33.3%||65th|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||33||6||18.2%||57th|
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