Whitman, a Federalist, was the representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district from 1821 to 1823.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 15th congressional district (1819-1821); the representative for Massachusetts's 15th congressional district (1817-1819); and the representative for Massachusetts's 15th congressional district (1809-1811).
From May 1809 to May 1822, Whitman missed 178 of 617 roll call votes, which is 28.8%. This is much worse than the median of 13.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1822. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||3||10.3%||27th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||49||47.1%||83rd|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||64||7||10.9%||33rd|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||8||19.0%||68th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||18||20.5%||69th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||12||20.3%||72nd|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||25||35.2%||89th|
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