Clay, a Whig, was a senator from Kentucky from 1849 to 1853.
He was previously a senator from Kentucky (1837-1843); a senator from Kentucky (1831-1837); the representative for Kentucky (1825-1827; Democratic Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district (1823-1825; Democratic Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1819-1821; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1817-1819; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1815-1817; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district (1813-1815; Republican); the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (1811-1813; Republican); a senator from Kentucky (1810-1811; Republican); and a senator from Kentucky (1806-1807; Republican).
From Nov 1811 to Mar 1825, Clay missed 829 of 881 roll call votes, which is 94.1%. This is much worse than the median of 12.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1825. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||82||75||91.5%||50th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||87||96.7%||50th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||35||35||100.0%||50th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||72||72||100.0%||50th|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||64||64||100.0%||0th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||41||97.6%||0th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||88||100.0%||0th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||23||39.0%||0th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||78||98.7%||67th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||15||100.0%||67th|
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