Johnson was the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.
He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1839 to 1843; the representative for Tennessee’s 11th congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837; the representative for Tennessee’s 11th congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Tennessee’s 8th congressional district as a Jackson from 1831 to 1833; and the representative for Tennessee’s 8th congressional district as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831.
From Dec 1829 to Mar 1845, Johnson missed 732 of 3,842 roll call votes, which is 19.1%. This is better than the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||185||7||3.8%||0th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||6||6.8%||17th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||53||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||37||25.9%||57th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||3||8.6%||32nd|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||63||60.0%||94th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||3||5.3%||12th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||12||8.8%||4th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||53||31.2%||79th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||43||35.0%||63rd|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||77||37.7%||85th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||16||9.3%||17th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||6||4.3%||5th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||18||10.6%||12th|
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