Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1843
Rep. Francis Pickens [D-SC5, 1839-1843] leaves office as Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district.
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Former Representative from South Carolina’s 5th District, Democrat
Pickens, a Democrat, was the representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district from 1839 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district (1837-1839; Nullifier); the representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district (1835-1837; Nullifier); and the representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district (1833-1835; Nullifier).
From Dec 1834 to Mar 1843, Pickens missed 1,329 of 2,764 roll call votes, which is 48.1%. This is much worse than the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1843. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||31||29.5%||82nd|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||27||47.4%||93rd|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||39||28.7%||61st|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||26||50.0%||94th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||63||43.4%||90th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||63||37.1%||86th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||54||43.9%||80th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||92||45.1%||89th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||51||29.7%||59th|
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