From Dec 1802 to Mar 1807, Meriwether missed 93 of 338 roll call votes, which is 27.5%. This is worse than the median of 17.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1807. 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 1802-Mar 1803||48||1||2.1%||2nd|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||4||4.1%||13th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||7||20.0%||56th|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||62||60.2%||90th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||19||34.5%||75th|
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