Thomas was the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1867-1869) and previously an Unconditional Unionist (1865-1867). He served from 1865 to 1869.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district as an Unconditional Unionist from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Maryland’s 5th congressional district as an Unionist from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1839 to 1841; the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839; the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837; the representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835; and the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district as a Jackson from 1831 to 1833.
From Dec 1831 to Mar 1869, Thomas missed 1,738 of 5,037 roll call votes, which is 34.5%. This is worse than the median of 26.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1869. 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 1831-Feb 1832||53||6||11.3%||0th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||37||25.9%||0th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||6||17.1%||0th|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||23||21.9%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||12||21.1%||0th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||38||27.9%||0th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||19||36.5%||0th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||51||35.2%||0th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||79||46.5%||50th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||96||78.0%||50th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||20||26.7%||76th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||76||27.8%||82nd|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||26||20.0%||69th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||76||44.4%||92nd|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||100||36||36.0%||89th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||84||37.5%||87th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||38||26.8%||66th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||70||35.5%||68th|
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