Sen. George Waggaman
Former Senator for Louisiana
Waggaman was a senator from Louisiana and was an Anti-Jacksonian. He served from 1831 to 1835.
From Dec 1831 to Mar 1835, Waggaman missed 224 of 649 roll call votes, which is 34.5%. This is much worse than the median of 15.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1835. 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|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||11||5||45.5%||82nd|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||137||69||50.4%||89th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||4||28.6%||88th|
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