Kitchell was a senator from New Jersey and was a Republican. He served from 1805 to 1809.
He was previously the representative for New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1799 to 1801; the representative for New Jersey as a Federalist from 1795 to 1797; the representative for New Jersey as a Democratic Republican from 1793 to 1795; and the representative for New Jersey as a Democratic Republican from 1791 to 1793.
From Dec 1805 to Mar 1809, Kitchell missed 5 of 179 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is better than the median of 12.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1809. 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|
|1791 Nov-Dec (House)||7||2||28.6%||78th|
|1792 Jan-Mar (House)||34||2||5.9%||20th|
|1792 Apr-May (House)||20||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1792-Mar 1793 (House)||41||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795 (House)||15||9||60.0%||85th|
|1796 Jan-Jan (House)||3||0||0.0%||0th|
|1796 Mar-May (House)||40||16||40.0%||71st|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797 (House)||40||24||60.0%||90th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800 (House)||54||2||3.7%||15th|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801 (House)||42||6||14.3%||65th|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806 (Senate)||68||1||1.5%||4th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807 (Senate)||20||0||0.0%||0th|
|1807 Dec-Dec (Senate)||7||0||0.0%||0th|
|1808 Jan-Mar (Senate)||22||0||0.0%||0th|
|1808 Apr-Apr (Senate)||20||2||10.0%||38th|
|Dec 1808-Mar 1809 (Senate)||42||2||4.8%||19th|
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