Ames was the representative for Massachusetts’s 8th congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1795 to 1797.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795; the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1789 to 1791.
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.
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 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:
- 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