McPherson was the representative for Iowa’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1899 to 1901.
From Dec 1899 to Jun 1900, McPherson missed 13 of 84 roll call votes, which is 15.5%. This is better than the median of 31.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1900. 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 1899-Feb 1900||21||5||23.8%||33rd|
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