From Dec 1891 to Mar 1895, De Forest missed 231 of 677 roll call votes, which is 34.1%. This is on par with the median of 37.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1895. 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 1891-Mar 1892||58||12||20.7%||27th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||37||45.7%||71st|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||55||41.0%||47th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||23||47.9%||83rd|
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