Rep. Charles Conrad
Former Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd District
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1849 to Aug 1850, Conrad missed 134 of 288 roll call votes, which is 46.5%. This is much worse than the median of 21.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1850. 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 1841-Mar 1842 (Senate)||1||1||100.0%||91st|
|1842 Apr-Jul (Senate)||186||24||12.9%||45th|
|1842 Aug-Aug (Senate)||128||17||13.3%||20th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843 (Senate)||127||31||24.4%||80th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850 (House)||106||39||36.8%||85th|
|1850 Mar-May (House)||68||39||57.4%||87th|
|1850 Jun-Aug (House)||114||56||49.1%||90th|
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