Thurston was the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district and was an American. He served from 1855 to 1857.
He was previously the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849.
From Dec 1847 to Mar 1857, Thurston missed 282 of 2,269 roll call votes, which is 12.4%. This is better than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1857. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||31||30.7%||71st|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||10||6.5%||4th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||14||14.6%||23rd|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||10||8.8%||11th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||9||7.9%||7th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||22||14.2%||26th|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||37||20.9%||62nd|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||26||11.3%||23rd|
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