Dewey was the representative for Massachusetts’s 12th congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1813 to 1815.
From May 1813 to Dec 1814, Dewey missed 61 of 160 roll call votes, which is 38.1%. This is much worse than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1814. 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 1813-Apr 1814||87||21||24.1%||66th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||1||0||0.0%||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