Smyth was the representative for Virginia’s 22nd congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1829 to 1831.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 22nd congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829; the representative for Virginia’s 22nd congressional district as a Republican from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823; the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1819 to 1821; and the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819.
From Dec 1817 to Apr 1830, Smyth missed 193 of 752 roll call votes, which is 25.7%. This is worse than the median of 14.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1830. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||64||17||26.6%||74th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||5||11.9%||58th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||52||59.1%||92nd|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||18||30.5%||76th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||10||14.1%||56th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||17||21.5%||79th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||5||33.3%||87th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||160||17||10.6%||43rd|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||29||39.7%||86th|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||77||17||22.1%||72nd|
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