Nelson was the representative for Missouri’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1935 to 1942.
He was previously the representative for Missouri’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1933; the representative for Missouri’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1927 to 1931; the representative for Missouri’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1925 to 1927; and the representative for Missouri’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1919 to 1921.
From May 1919 to Nov 1942, Nelson missed 66 of 1,499 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is better than the median of 6.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1942. 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 1919-Feb 1920||39||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1920-Mar 1921||92||3||3.3%||10th|
|Dec 1925-Feb 1926||22||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1926-Mar 1927||33||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||54||2||3.7%||14th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||18||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1929-Feb 1930||9||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||33||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1931-Feb 1932||17||4||23.5%||75th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||37||2||5.4%||21st|
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