Johnson was a senator from Louisiana and was a Whig. He served from 1844 to 1849.
He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839; the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1835 to 1837; the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1833 to 1835; a senator from Louisiana as (unknown party) from 1823 to 1825; and a senator from Louisiana as a Republican from 1818 to 1823.
From Dec 1834 to Mar 1839, Johnson missed 307 of 1,039 roll call votes, which is 29.5%. This is worse than the median of 23.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1839. 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 1834-Mar 1835||105||13||12.4%||25th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||9||15.8%||76th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||62||45.6%||82nd|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||18||34.6%||69th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||48||33.1%||72nd|
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