Stewart was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1847 to 1849.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district as a Whig from 1843 to 1845; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th congressional district as an Anti Masonic from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district as an Anti Masonic from 1831 to 1833; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district as an Adams from 1827 to 1829; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district as an Anti Mason from 1823 to 1825; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823.
From Dec 1821 to Mar 1849, Stewart missed 1,032 of 3,039 roll call votes, which is 34.0%. This is worse than the median of 24.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1849. 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 1821-May 1822||71||8||11.3%||50th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||19||24.1%||71st|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||4||26.7%||86th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||160||49||30.6%||86th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||21||28.8%||50th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||53||14||26.4%||73rd|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||56||39.2%||91st|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||18||51.4%||92nd|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||39||37.1%||75th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||75||53.6%||90th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||55||32.4%||77th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||69||46.3%||88th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||68||38.0%||77th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||29||28.7%||64th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||95||61.3%||98th|
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