Schenck was the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1871.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1843 to 1845.
From Dec 1843 to Dec 1870, Schenck missed 1,365 of 4,715 roll call votes, which is 29.0%. This is on par with the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1870. 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 1843-Feb 1844||140||38||27.1%||75th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||56||32.9%||75th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||48||32.2%||60th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||70||39.1%||60th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||42||41.6%||0th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||51||32.9%||0th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||11||10.2%||0th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||41||30.8%||40th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||19||14.6%||50th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||29||17.0%||44th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||19||18.1%||71st|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||36||16.1%||38th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||23||16.2%||35th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||55||27.9%||61st|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||24||33.8%||80th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||20||11||55.0%||94th|
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