Grider was the representative for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1865 to 1867.
He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district as an Unionist from 1863 to 1865; the representative for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district as an Unionist from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1843 to 1845.
From Dec 1843 to Jul 1866, Grider missed 702 of 2,864 roll call votes, which is 24.5%. This is on par with the median of 25.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1866. 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 1843-Feb 1844||140||15||10.7%||0th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||37||21.8%||25th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||53||35.6%||73rd|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||61||34.1%||45th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||5||6.7%||17th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||53||19.4%||47th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||36||27.7%||80th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||50||29.2%||68th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||103||14||13.6%||46th|
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