Lester, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district from 1905 to 1907.
He was previously the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district (1903-1905); the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district (1901-1903); the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district (1899-1901); the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district (1895-1899); the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district (1893-1895); the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district (1891-1893); and the representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district (1889-1891).
From Dec 1889 to Jun 1906, Lester missed 647 of 2,121 roll call votes, which is 30.5%. This is on par with the median of 30.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1906. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||37||46.3%||81st|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||43||24.9%||46th|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||13||22.4%||21st|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||21||25.9%||25th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||9||6.7%||6th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||1||2.1%||0th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||1||5.6%||10th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||44||71.0%||95th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||8||27.6%||53rd|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||19||51.4%||88th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||21||8||38.1%||69th|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||62||19||30.6%||52nd|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||19||3||15.8%||29th|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||36||31.6%||65th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||49||28||57.1%||86th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||10||31.3%||64th|
|Dec 1905-Feb 1906||25||4||16.0%||23rd|
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