Pierce, a Democratic, was President of the United States from 1853 to 1857.
He was previously a senator from New Hampshire (1837-1843; Democrat); the representative for New Hampshire (1835-1837; Jackson); and the representative for New Hampshire (1833-1835; Jackson).
From Sep 1837 to Feb 1842, Pierce missed 259 of 1,092 roll call votes, which is 23.7%. This is worse than the median of 18.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1842. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||9||14.3%||39th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||23||17.2%||29th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||12||16.9%||48th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||29||4||13.8%||50th|
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