Hiester was the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1803 to 1805.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1801 to 1803; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1797; the representative for Pennsylvania as a Republican from 1793 to 1795; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for Pennsylvania as a Republican from 1789 to 1791.
From May 1789 to Mar 1804, Hiester missed 157 of 531 roll call votes, which is 29.6%. This is worse than the median of 17.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1804. 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 1790-Mar 1791||23||7||30.4%||71st|
|Nov 1792-Mar 1793||41||14||34.1%||85th|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||5||33.3%||82nd|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||32||34.0%||84th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||17||35.4%||83rd|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||67||46||68.7%||93rd|
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