From Dec 1903 to Aug 1912, Heyburn missed 216 of 853 roll call votes, which is 25.3%. This is on par with the median of 29.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1912. 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 1903-Apr 1904||36||2||5.6%||4th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||56||2||3.6%||3rd|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||52||9||17.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1911-Mar 1912||35||18||51.4%||79th|
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