Bratton was a senator from New Mexico and was a Democrat. He served from 1931 to 1933.
He was previously a senator from New Mexico as a Democrat from 1925 to 1931.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Bratton faced an allegation of election irregularities that changed the outcome of the election. On Apr. 30, 1926, the Committee on Privileges and Elections unanimously found that the accuser had failed to prove corruption or a change in the election outcome and recommended no further action. On Apr. 30, 1926, the Senate adopted the committee report.
|Apr. 30, 1926||Committee on Privileges and Elections unanimously found that the accuser had failed to prove corruption or a change in the election outcome and recommended no further action.|
|Apr. 30, 1926||Senate adopted the committee report|
From Mar 1925 to Jun 1933, Bratton missed 262 of 1,241 roll call votes, which is 21.1%. This is on par with the median of 19.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1933. 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 1926-Mar 1927||77||7||9.1%||17th|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||125||30||24.0%||69th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||66||10||15.2%||36th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||100||19||19.0%||56th|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||63||10||15.9%||43rd|
|Dec 1931-Feb 1932||63||7||11.1%||24th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||63||15||23.8%||59th|
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