James was the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1919 to 1923.
From Jul 1919 to Aug 1921, James missed 133 of 248 roll call votes, which is 53.6%. This is much worse than the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1921. 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 1920-Mar 1921||92||19||20.7%||58th|
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