From Dec 1855 to Mar 1861, Rust missed 593 of 1,162 roll call votes, which is 51.0%. This is much worse than the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||26||14.7%||50th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||137||59.3%||96th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||28||40.6%||88th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||82||58.2%||92nd|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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