Sprague was a senator from Rhode Island and was most recently a Liberal Republican (1869-1875) and previously a Republican (1863-1869). He served from 1863 to 1875.
From Mar 1863 to Mar 1875, Sprague missed 1,494 of 3,779 roll call votes, which is 39.5%. This is worse than the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1875. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||69||19||27.5%||78th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||32||19.9%||30th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||39||9||23.1%||73rd|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||217||72||33.2%||80th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||55||31||56.4%||95th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||156||99||63.5%||95th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||81||66||81.5%||95th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||194||67||34.5%||61st|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||48||60.8%||86th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||195||52||26.7%||33rd|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||57||28||49.1%||91st|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||149||43||28.9%||49th|
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