Tappan was a senator from Ohio and was a Democrat. He served from 1839 to 1845.
Tappan faced an allegation of violation of injunction of secrecy regarding President Tyler's terms for an agreement on the annexation of Texas. On May. 8, 1844, when a select committee reported to the full Senate, Senator Archer submitted a resolution for expulsion. On Aug. 10, 1844, the Senate adopted a substitute resolution of censure, 38-7.
|May. 8, 1844||When a select committee reported to the full Senate, Senator Archer submitted a resolution for expulsion.|
|Aug. 10, 1844||Senate adopted a substitute resolution of censure, 38-7|
From Jan 1840 to Mar 1845, Tappan missed 189 of 1,461 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is better than the median of 16.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1845. 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 1840-Mar 1841||71||4||5.6%||12th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||5||11.4%||43rd|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||9||7.1%||5th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||95||10||10.5%||36th|
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