Lawson was the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1895 to 1897.
He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1893 to 1895; and the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893.
From Dec 1891 to Mar 1897, Lawson missed 269 of 839 roll call votes, which is 32.1%. This is on par with the median of 36.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1897. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||15||25.9%||28th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||21||25.9%||27th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||46||34.3%||34th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||9||18.8%||39th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||3||16.7%||37th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||18||29.0%||29th|
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