From Jan 1840 to Mar 1851, Sturgeon missed 513 of 2,669 roll call votes, which is 19.2%. This is on par with the median of 19.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1851. 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 1840-Mar 1841||71||13||18.3%||44th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||6||13.6%||64th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||23||18.1%||60th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||95||8||8.4%||27th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||2||6.9%||38th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||22||17.5%||54th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||15||18.3%||55th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||15||18.8%||51st|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||3||13.6%||36th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||49||34.8%||77th|
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