Yell was the representative for Arkansas’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1845 to 1847.
He was previously the representative for Arkansas’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839; and the representative for Arkansas’s 1st congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837.
From Dec 1836 to Jun 1846, Yell missed 120 of 936 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. This is better than the median of 24.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1846. 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 1836-Mar 1837||136||12||8.8%||5th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||1||1.9%||0th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||15||10.3%||9th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||6||4.0%||2nd|
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