Bridges was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1877 to 1879.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849.
From Mar 1848 to Mar 1879, Bridges missed 430 of 1,384 roll call votes, which is 31.1%. This is worse than the median of 22.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1879. 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 1847-Mar 1848||23||1||4.3%||0th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||43||27.7%||0th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||48||42.1%||40th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||22||14.2%||0th|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||17||30.4%||76th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||21||18.1%||42nd|
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