Harper was the representative for Ohio’s 14th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1851 to 1853.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 14th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; the representative for Ohio’s 14th congressional district as a Whig from 1843 to 1845; and the representative for Ohio’s 12th congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839.
From Sep 1837 to Mar 1853, Harper missed 379 of 2,168 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is better than the median of 27.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1853. 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 1837-Feb 1838||52||7||13.5%||27th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||48||33.1%||50th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||23||16.4%||50th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||28||16.5%||38th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||25||16.8%||32nd|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||46||25.7%||45th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||9||9.4%||12th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||19||16.7%||15th|
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