Bassett, a Jackson, was the representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district from 1827 to 1829.
He was previously the representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district (1825-1827); the representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district (1823-1825; Republican); the representative for Virginia's 13th congressional district (1821-1823; Republican); the representative for Virginia's 13th congressional district (1817-1819; Republican); the representative for Virginia's 13th congressional district (1815-1817; Republican); the representative for Virginia's 12th congressional district (1811-1813; Republican); the representative for Virginia's 12th congressional district (1807-1811; Republican); and the representative for Virginia's 12th congressional district (1805-1807; Republican).
From Dec 1805 to Mar 1829, Bassett missed 308 of 1,752 roll call votes, which is 17.6%. This is on par with the median of 16.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1829. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||13||12.6%||33rd|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||6||10.9%||17th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||14||12.1%||40th|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||4||13.8%||50th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||13||12.5%||38th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||82||6||7.3%||43rd|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||13||14.4%||36th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||72||6||8.3%||23rd|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||64||5||7.8%||14th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||5||11.9%||56th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||6||8.5%||27th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||24||30.4%||83rd|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||2||13.3%||45th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||160||96||60.0%||95th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||12||16.4%||38th|
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