Cole was the representative for Maryland’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1885 to 1887.
From Dec 1885 to Jul 1886, Cole missed 86 of 126 roll call votes, which is 68.3%. This is much worse than the median of 28.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1886. 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 1885-Mar 1886||39||8||20.5%||42nd|
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