Stevens was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1869.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851.
From Dec 1849 to Feb 1869, Stevens missed 1,200 of 3,831 roll call votes, which is 31.3%. This is worse than the median of 26.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1869. 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 1849-Feb 1850||108||17||15.7%||20th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||64||48.1%||80th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||62||64.6%||80th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||80||70.2%||80th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||22||31.9%||87th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||40||28.4%||78th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||10||13.3%||34th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||46||16.8%||39th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||11||8.5%||26th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||23||13.5%||37th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||6||5.7%||18th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||69||30.8%||75th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||82||57.7%||95th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||1||0||0.0%||0th|
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