Foster was the representative for New Hampshire and was a Federalist. He served from 1801 to 1803.
He was previously the representative for New Hampshire as a Federalist from 1799 to 1801; the representative for New Hampshire as a Federalist from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for New Hampshire as a Federalist from 1789 to 1791.
From May 1789 to Mar 1803, Foster missed 41 of 585 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is better than the median of 17.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1803. 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 1790-Mar 1791||23||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||2||5.0%||11th|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800||54||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801||42||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||8||8.5%||17th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||23||47.9%||86th|
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