From Oct 1803 to Mar 1809, Howland missed 38 of 282 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is on par with the median of 12.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1809. 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|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||103||24||23.3%||61st|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||68||9||13.2%||61st|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||20||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1808-Mar 1809||42||5||11.9%||58th|
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