Atherton was a senator from New Hampshire and was a Democrat. He served from 1853 to 1853.
He was previously a senator from New Hampshire as a Democrat from 1843 to 1849; the representative for New Hampshire as a Democrat from 1839 to 1843; and the representative for New Hampshire as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839.
From Jan 1844 to Apr 1853, Atherton missed 116 of 1,055 roll call votes, which is 11.0%. This is better than the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1853. 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 1844-Mar 1845||95||1||1.1%||0th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||3||10.3%||50th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||31||24.6%||57th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||7||8.5%||11th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||7||8.8%||4th|
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