Clay was a senator from Alabama and was a Democrat. He served from 1837 to 1841.
He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district as a Jackson from 1831 to 1833; and the representative for Alabama’s 1st congressional district as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831.
From Sep 1837 to Sep 1841, Clay missed 55 of 1,062 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is better than the median of 18.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 1841. 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 1837-Feb 1838||63||8||12.7%||36th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||8||6.0%||11th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||2||2.8%||0th|
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