Lincoln was the representative for Maine’s 5th congressional district and was an Adams. He served from 1825 to 1827.
He was previously the representative for Maine’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Maine’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823; the representative for Massachusetts’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1819 to 1821; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 20th congressional district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819.
From Feb 1818 to Feb 1827, Lincoln missed 124 of 486 roll call votes, which is 25.5%. This is worse than the median of 16.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1827. 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 1817-Apr 1818||49||49||100.0%||97th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||8||19.0%||66th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||46||52.3%||87th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||2||3.4%||9th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||7||9.9%||45th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||7||8.9%||35th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||0||0.0%||0th|
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