From Apr 1913 to Dec 1919, Watson missed 158 of 842 roll call votes, which is 18.8%. This is better than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1919. 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 1913-Feb 1914||24||6||25.0%||57th|
|Dec 1914-Mar 1915||67||13||19.4%||50th|
|Dec 1915-Feb 1916||14||3||21.4%||68th|
|Dec 1916-Mar 1917||62||7||11.3%||37th|
|Dec 1917-Feb 1918||34||4||11.8%||39th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||9||14.3%||35th|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||10||10||100.0%||98th|
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