Smathers, a Democrat, was a senator from New Jersey from 1937 to 1942.
He was previously the representative for Georgia (1807-1811; Republican); and the representative for Georgia (1805-1807; Republican).
From Apr 1937 to Dec 1942, Smathers missed 216 of 609 roll call votes, which is 35.5%. This is much worse than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1942. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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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