Van Horn was the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1895 to 1897.
He was previously the representative for Missouri’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; and the representative for Missouri’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1871.
From Dec 1865 to Mar 1897, Van Horn missed 844 of 2,455 roll call votes, which is 34.4%. This is on par with the median of 36.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1897. 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 1865-Feb 1866||105||56||53.3%||80th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||140||62.5%||75th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||36||25.4%||67th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||66||33.5%||67th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||18||25.4%||67th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||34||21.5%||33rd|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||24||32.0%||68th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||16||16.0%||23rd|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||21||33.9%||39th|
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