Wilmot was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican. He served from 1861 to 1863.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847.
From Mar 1861 to Mar 1863, Wilmot missed 281 of 789 roll call votes, which is 35.6%. This is worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1863. 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 1845-Mar 1846 (House)||149||65||43.6%||86th|
|1846 Apr-Jul (House)||263||169||64.3%||86th|
|1846 Aug-Aug (House)||51||15||29.4%||43rd|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847 (House)||179||62||34.6%||50th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848 (House)||101||63||62.4%||91st|
|1848 Apr-Jul (House)||151||86||57.0%||91st|
|1848 Aug-Aug (House)||71||47||66.2%||73rd|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849 (House)||155||63||40.6%||91st|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850 (House)||108||7||6.5%||17th|
|1850 Mar-May (House)||68||51||75.0%||92nd|
|1850 Jun-Aug (House)||146||26||17.8%||58th|
|1850 Sep-Sep (House)||117||117||100.0%||92nd|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851 (House)||133||61||45.9%||67th|
|1861 Jul-Aug (Senate)||79||26||32.9%||76th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862 (Senate)||73||44||60.3%||90th|
|1862 Mar-May (Senate)||146||55||37.7%||78th|
|1862 Jun-Jul (Senate)||214||68||31.8%||70th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863 (Senate)||247||84||34.0%||75th|
|1861 Mar-Mar (Senate)||30||4||13.3%||44th|
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