Bowling was the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1927 to 1929.
He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1923 to 1925; and the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1919 to 1923.
From Dec 1920 to May 1928, Bowling missed 77 of 801 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. This is better than the median of 16.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1928. 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 1920-Mar 1921||92||11||12.0%||45th|
|Dec 1921-Feb 1922||48||9||18.8%||38th|
|Dec 1922-Mar 1923||60||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1923-Feb 1924||30||9||30.0%||52nd|
|Dec 1924-Mar 1925||54||2||3.7%||40th|
|Dec 1925-Feb 1926||22||2||9.1%||47th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||33||1||3.0%||36th|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||54||14||25.9%||67th|
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