McKinley was President of the United States and was a Republican. He served from 1897 to 1901.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; the representative for Ohio’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1885 to 1887; the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1883 to 1885; the representative for Ohio’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; the representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district as a Republican from 1879 to 1881; and the representative for Ohio’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1877 to 1879.
From Oct 1877 to Mar 1891, McKinley missed 731 of 2,483 roll call votes, which is 29.4%. This is on par with the median of 33.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1891. 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 1877-Feb 1878||56||7||12.5%||35th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||29||25.0%||63rd|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||6||17.1%||41st|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||16||13.4%||22nd|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||20||26.7%||48th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||20||20.0%||34th|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||34||10||29.4%||67th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||9||23.1%||56th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||22||21.4%||50th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||10||25.6%||54th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||24||21.2%||30th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||26||32.5%||48th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||22||12.7%||13th|
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