Cowles was the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1891 to 1893.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889; and the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1885 to 1887.
From Dec 1885 to Mar 1893, Cowles missed 698 of 1,517 roll call votes, which is 46.0%. This is worse than the median of 34.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1893. 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||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||13||12.6%||25th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||5||12.8%||19th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||16||14.2%||16th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||47||58.8%||86th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||105||60.7%||94th|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||23||39.7%||64th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||63||77.8%||95th|
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