Vandever was the representative for California’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1889 to 1891.
He was previously the representative for California’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1887 to 1889; the representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; and the representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861.
From Dec 1859 to Mar 1891, Vandever missed 818 of 1,976 roll call votes, which is 41.4%. This is worse than 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 1859-Feb 1860||69||11||15.9%||67th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||50||35.5%||67th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||46||61.3%||88th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||269||98.5%||88th|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||18||46.2%||88th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||24||21.2%||30th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||8||10.0%||8th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||21||12.1%||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