Eliot was the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1865 to 1869.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1853 to 1855.
From Dec 1853 to Mar 1869, Eliot missed 453 of 3,484 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is better than the median of 26.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 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 1853-Mar 1854||2||1||50.0%||83rd|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||33||21.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||14||20.3%||70th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||5||3.5%||9th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||3||4.0%||7th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||9||3.3%||0th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||9||5.3%||6th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||4||3.8%||10th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||38||17.0%||41st|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||141||19||13.5%||25th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||26||13.2%||17th|
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