Whittemore was the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1867 to 1871.
Whittemore faced an allegation of selling appointments to military academies. On Feb. 21, 1870, the Committee on Military Affairs recommended expulsion. On Feb. 24, 1870, the House of Representatives censured him, 187-0. On Jun. 21, 1870, he resigned prior to censure, but then was reelected to the same session of the House and then excluded from the House again, 130-76.
|Feb. 21, 1870||Committee on Military Affairs recommended expulsion.|
|Feb. 24, 1870||House of Representatives censured, 187-0|
|Jun. 21, 1870||Resigned prior to censure, but then was reelected to the same session of the House and then excluded from the House again, 130-76.|
From Jul 1868 to Feb 1870, Whittemore missed 61 of 390 roll call votes, which is 15.6%. This is better than the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1870. 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 1868-Mar 1869||197||28||14.2%||21st|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||67||12||17.9%||43rd|
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