Rep. Bennett Henderson
Former Representative for Tennessee’s 4th District
Henderson was the representative for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1815 to 1817.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1815 to Mar 1817, Henderson missed 16 of 113 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is on par with the median of 16.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1817. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||72||10||13.9%||30th|
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