Rep. Robert Hawk
Former Representative for Illinois’s 5th District
From Mar 1879 to Jun 1882, Hawk missed 112 of 641 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is better than the median of 28.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1882. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||2||5.7%||12th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||28||23.5%||44th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||7||9.3%||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