Mason was the representative for Illinois and was a Republican. He served from 1917 to 1923.
He was previously a senator from Illinois as a Republican from 1897 to 1903; the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1889 to 1891; and the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889.
From Mar 1897 to Mar 1903, Mason missed 321 of 667 roll call votes, which is 48.1%. This is much worse than the median of 31.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1903. 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 1897-Feb 1898||26||5||19.2%||20th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||51||26||51.0%||60th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||20||12||60.0%||71st|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||80||51||63.7%||88th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||26||16||61.5%||89th|
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