Updegraff was the representative for Iowa’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1895 to 1899.
He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1893 to 1895; the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; and the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1879 to 1881.
From Mar 1879 to Mar 1899, Updegraff missed 416 of 1,506 roll call votes, which is 27.6%. This is better than the median of 34.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1899. 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 1879-Feb 1880||35||3||8.6%||7th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||31||26.1%||40th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||16||21.3%||41st|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||20||20.0%||48th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||101||75.4%||65th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||9||18.8%||40th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||16||25.8%||26th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||4||13.8%||19th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||8||21.6%||25th|
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