Jackson was President of the United States and was a Democratic. He served from 1829 to 1837.
He was previously a senator from Tennessee as a Democratic Republican from 1823 to 1825; a senator from Tennessee as a Republican from 1797 to 1799; and the representative for Tennessee’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1797.
From Dec 1797 to Mar 1825, Jackson missed 20 of 216 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is on par with the median of 10.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1825. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|1796 Jan-Jan (House)||1||1||100.0%||75th|
|1796 Mar-May (House)||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797 (House)||40||1||2.5%||0th|
|Dec 1797-Feb 1798 (Senate)||17||3||17.6%||0th|
|1798 Mar-Jun (Senate)||21||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824 (Senate)||130||9||6.9%||35th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825 (Senate)||48||8||16.7%||65th|
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