Smith was the representative for Illinois’s at-large district and was a Democrat. He served from 1939 to 1940.
From Jan 1939 to Dec 1940, Smith missed 48 of 227 roll call votes, which is 21.1%. This is much worse than the median of 7.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1940. 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.
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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