Black was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1843.
From Jun 1841 to Aug 1842, Black missed 21 of 188 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is better than the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1842. 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 1841-Mar 1842||6||6||100.0%||98th|
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