Rep. William Dawson
Former Representative for Missouri’s 14th District
Dawson was the representative for Missouri’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1885 to 1887.
From Dec 1885 to Mar 1887, Dawson missed 166 of 306 roll call votes, which is 54.2%. This is much worse than the median of 28.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1887. 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 1885-Mar 1886||39||20||51.3%||92nd|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||32||31.1%||62nd|
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