Sevier, a Democrat, was a senator from Arkansas from 1843 to 1849.
He was previously a senator from Arkansas (1836-1843); the representative for Arkansas (1833-1835; Jacksonian); the representative for Arkansas (1831-1833; Jacksonian); the representative for Arkansas (1829-1831; Jacksonian); and the representative for Arkansas (1827-1829; Jacksonian).
From Dec 1836 to Mar 1848, Sevier missed 494 of 2,501 roll call votes, which is 19.8%. This is on par with the median of 19.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1848. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||14||7.4%||11th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||6||9.5%||22nd|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||33||24.6%||56th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||8||11.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||3||6.8%||36th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||27||21.3%||71st|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||95||19||20.0%||81st|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||5||17.2%||76th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||24||19.0%||58th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||64||2||3.1%||7th|
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