Nicholson was a senator from Tennessee and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.
He was previously a senator from Tennessee as a Democrat from 1840 to 1843.
From Jan 1841 to Mar 1861, Nicholson missed 189 of 1,049 roll call votes, which is 18.0%. This is on par with the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1861. 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 1840-Mar 1841||60||4||6.7%||0th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||14||14||100.0%||75th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||39||16.8%||52nd|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo