Rep. William Russell Ellis
Former Representative for Oregon’s 2nd District
Ellis was the representative for Oregon’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1907 to 1911.
He was previously the representative for Oregon’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1895 to 1899; and the representative for Oregon’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1893 to 1895.
From Aug 1893 to Mar 1911, Ellis missed 300 of 1,230 roll call votes, which is 24.4%. This is on par with the median of 26.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1911. 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 1893-Mar 1894||134||73||54.5%||35th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||6||12.5%||19th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||1||5.6%||10th|
|Dec 1896-Mar 1897||62||9||14.5%||0th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||4||13.8%||22nd|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||19||51.4%||86th|
|Dec 1907-May 1908||270||34||12.6%||16th|
|Dec 1908-Mar 1909||42||3||7.1%||10th|
|Dec 1909-Feb 1910||18||5||27.8%||53rd|
|Dec 1910-Mar 1911||68||17||25.0%||44th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo