Sen. Christopher Champlin
Former Senator for Rhode Island
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Jan 1810 to Mar 1811, Champlin missed 29 of 146 roll call votes, which is 19.9%. This is worse than the median of 12.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1811. 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|
|1797 Jun-Jul (House)||34||1||2.9%||33rd|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798 (House)||19||3||15.8%||65th|
|1798 Mar-Jun (House)||42||2||4.8%||25th|
|1798 Jul-Jul (House)||16||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799 (House)||44||4||9.1%||45th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800 (House)||54||8||14.8%||74th|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801 (House)||42||3||7.1%||61st|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810 (Senate)||3||0||0.0%||0th|
|1810 Feb-Apr (Senate)||86||9||10.5%||56th|
|1810 May-May (Senate)||4||2||50.0%||74th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811 (Senate)||53||18||34.0%||86th|
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