Bland was the representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district and was (unknown party). He served from 1789 to 1791.
From May 1789 to Dec 1790, Bland missed 25 of 53 roll call votes, which is 47.2%. This is much worse than the median of 10.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1790. 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 1790-Mar 1791||1||1||100.0%||94th|
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