Bard was the representative for Pennsylvania and was a Republican. He served from 1815 to 1817.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1813 to 1815; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1811 to 1813; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1807 to 1811; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1805 to 1807; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1803 to 1805; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1799.
From Jan 1796 to Mar 1815, Bard missed 283 of 1,722 roll call votes, which is 16.4%. This is on par with the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1815. 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|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||15||37.5%||64th|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||4||9.1%||58th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||10||10.3%||42nd|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||4||11.4%||54th|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||27||26.2%||71st|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||2||3.6%||11th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||17||14.7%||42nd|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||4||13.8%||65th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||19||18.3%||47th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||82||12||14.6%||63rd|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||14||15.6%||55th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||110||10||9.1%||15th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||106||17||16.0%||56th|
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