Rep. William Lawrence
Former Representative for Ohio’s 8th District
Lawrence was the representative for Ohio’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1875 to 1877.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1871.
From Dec 1865 to Mar 1877, Lawrence missed 435 of 2,766 roll call votes, which is 15.7%. This is better than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. 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 1865-Feb 1866||105||2||1.9%||0th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||70||31.2%||75th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||25||12.7%||10th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||4||5.6%||12th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||14||8.9%||16th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||6||7.7%||23rd|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||29||12.3%||18th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||22||36.7%||83rd|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||27||21.6%||53rd|
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