From Sep 1841 to Feb 1845, Read missed 489 of 891 roll call votes, which is 54.9%. This is much worse than the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1845. 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 1841-Mar 1842||38||13||34.2%||73rd|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||58||33.7%||72nd|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||137||121||88.3%||95th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||1||1||100.0%||99th|
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