Bell was the representative for California’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1903 to 1905.
From Nov 1903 to Mar 1905, Bell missed 21 of 87 roll call votes, which is 24.1%. This is on par with the median of 29.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1905. 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 1903-Apr 1904||49||16||32.7%||53rd|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||4||12.5%||19th|
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