Bland was the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1919 to 1921.
From May 1919 to Mar 1921, Bland missed 97 of 339 roll call votes, which is 28.6%. This is on par with the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1921. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1919-Feb 1920||39||8||20.5%||41st|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||55||59.8%||86th|
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