Bateman was a senator from New Jersey and was an Adams. He served from 1827 to 1829.
He was previously a senator from New Jersey as an Adams from 1826 to 1827; the representative for New Jersey as a Republican from 1821 to 1823; the representative for New Jersey as a Republican from 1819 to 1821; the representative for New Jersey as a Republican from 1817 to 1819; and the representative for New Jersey as a Republican from 1815 to 1817.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Bateman faced an allegation of casting the deciding vote for himself in his election, which it was suggested was improper. On May. 22, 1828, the Senate committee recommended no further action and the Senate agreed. On Jan. 12, 1829, he resigned due to ill health and died on the 28th.
|May. 22, 1828||Senate committee recommended no further action and the Senate agreed.|
|Jan. 12, 1829||Resigned due to ill health and died on the 28th.|
From Dec 1826 to Jan 1829, Bateman missed 37 of 288 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. This is on par with the median of 9.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1829. 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 1826-Mar 1827||103||7||6.8%||33rd|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||175||20||11.4%||67th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||10||10||100.0%||96th|
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