Dent was the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1799 to 1801.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795.
From Jan 1794 to Mar 1801, Dent missed 12 of 403 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is better than the median of 12.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1801. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||2||13.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||1||2.5%||3rd|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800||54||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801||42||3||7.1%||40th|
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