Davis was a senator from Kentucky and was a Democrat. He served from 1861 to 1873.
He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; the representative for Kentucky’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1843 to 1845; and the representative for Kentucky’s 12th congressional district as a Whig from 1839 to 1843.
From Dec 1861 to Dec 1872, Davis missed 1,065 of 3,837 roll call votes, which is 27.8%. This is on par with the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1872. 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 1861-Feb 1862||66||3||4.5%||45th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||247||36||14.6%||64th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||69||10||14.5%||46th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||33||20.5%||53rd|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||39||6||15.4%||68th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||217||58||26.7%||58th|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||55||7||12.7%||33rd|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||156||19||12.2%||11th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||81||7||8.6%||25th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||194||44||22.7%||35th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||41||51.9%||85th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||1||1||100.0%||97th|
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