Bankhead was the representative for Alabama’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1933 to 1940.
He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1933; the representative for Alabama’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1927 to 1931; the representative for Alabama’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; the representative for Alabama’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925; and the representative for Alabama’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1917 to 1923.
From Apr 1917 to Nov 1939, Bankhead missed 416 of 1,924 roll call votes, which is 21.6%. This is much worse than the median of 7.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1939. 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 1917-Feb 1918||34||2||5.9%||25th|
|Dec 1918-Mar 1919||63||5||7.9%||21st|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||39||6||15.4%||40th|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||19||20.7%||64th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||48||7||14.6%||35th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||60||9||15.0%||33rd|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||30||9||30.0%||37th|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||54||3||5.6%||52nd|
|Dec 1925-Feb 1926||19||5||26.3%||95th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||33||5||15.2%||79th|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||54||17||31.5%||81st|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||18||4||22.2%||56th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||9||4||44.4%||80th|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||33||7||21.2%||68th|
|Dec 1931-Feb 1932||17||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||37||4||10.8%||39th|
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