From Dec 1885 to Mar 1889, Merriman missed 275 of 626 roll call votes, which is 43.9%. This is worse than the median of 32.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1889. 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 1885-Mar 1886||39||9||23.1%||51st|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||41||39.8%||79th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||12||30.8%||60th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||64||56.6%||84th|
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