Rep. William Thomas Clark
Former Representative for Texas’s 3rd District
Clark was the representative for Texas’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1869 to 1873.
From Mar 1870 to May 1872, Clark missed 198 of 620 roll call votes, which is 31.9%. This is worse than the median of 24.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1872. 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 1870-Mar 1871||158||20||12.7%||28th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||70||20||28.6%||74th|
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