La Follette was a senator from Wisconsin and was a Republican. He served from 1923 to 1925.
He was previously a senator from Wisconsin as a Republican from 1906 to 1923; the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; and the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1885 to 1887.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
La Follette faced an allegation of disloyalty to the United States by speaking against U.S. participation in World War I. On Jan. 16, 1919, the Committee on Privileges and Elections majority report recommended dismissing charges. On Jan. 16, 1919, the Senate voted 50-21 to dismiss the charges.
|Jan. 16, 1919||Committee on Privileges and Elections majority report recommended dismissing charges.|
|Jan. 16, 1919||Senate voted 50-21 to dismiss the charges|
From Jan 1906 to Mar 1925, La Follette missed 1,294 of 3,608 roll call votes, which is 35.9%. This is worse than the median of 22.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1925. 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 1910-Mar 1911||52||9||17.3%||46th|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||35||18||51.4%||80th|
|Dec 1912-Mar 1913||111||23||20.7%||50th|
|Dec 1913-Feb 1914||59||26||44.1%||90th|
|Dec 1914-Mar 1915||117||25||21.4%||48th|
|Dec 1915-Feb 1916||40||12||30.0%||87th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||159||58||36.5%||84th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||23||67.6%||94th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||55||6||10.9%||19th|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||56||42||75.0%||91st|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||87||7||8.0%||10th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||40||13||32.5%||66th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||72||16||22.2%||36th|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||25||6||24.0%||44th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||77||66||85.7%||99th|
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