From Dec 1853 to Mar 1857, Simmons missed 323 of 1,336 roll call votes, which is 24.2%. This is on par with the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1857. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||24||21.1%||47th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||17||11.0%||16th|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||19||10.7%||26th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||40||17.3%||39th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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