Clarke was the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district and was an Ind. Republican-Democrat. He served from 1855 to 1857.
From Dec 1855 to Mar 1857, Clarke missed 390 of 729 roll call votes, which is 53.5%. This is much worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1857. 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 1855-Mar 1856||177||98||55.4%||97th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||92||39.8%||83rd|
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