From May 1789 to Mar 1797, Ames missed 54 of 363 roll call votes, which is 14.9%. This is on par with the median of 15.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1797. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1790-Mar 1791||23||3||13.0%||41st|
|Nov 1792-Mar 1793||41||3||7.3%||26th|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||14||35.0%||81st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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