Shelton was the representative for Missouri’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1921 to 1923.
From Apr 1921 to Mar 1923, Shelton missed 124 of 362 roll call votes, which is 34.3%. This is worse than the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1923. 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 1921-Feb 1922||48||1||2.1%||3rd|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||60||23||38.3%||62nd|
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