Foster, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district from 1873 to 1875.
He was previously the representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district (1871-1873).
From Dec 1871 to Jun 1874, Foster missed 47 of 431 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is better than the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1874. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||12||13.5%||38th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||17||11.3%||18th|
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