Rep. William Pittenger
Former Representative for Minnesota’s 8th District
Pittenger was the representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1939 to 1946.
He was previously the representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1935 to 1936; the representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1931 to 1933; and the representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1929 to 1931.
From Apr 1929 to Aug 1946, Pittenger missed 22 of 1,203 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1946. 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 1929-Feb 1930||9||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1930-Mar 1931||33||3||9.1%||34th|
|Dec 1931-Feb 1932||17||3||17.6%||55th|
|Dec 1932-Mar 1933||37||1||2.7%||12th|
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