Chapman was a senator from Kentucky and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1951.
He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1935 to 1948; the representative for Kentucky’s at-large district as a Democrat from 1933 to 1934; the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1933; the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1927 to 1929; and the representative for Kentucky’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927.
From Jan 1949 to Mar 1951, Chapman missed 45 of 469 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1951. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo