Rice was a senator from Minnesota and was a Democrat. He served from 1858 to 1863.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Rice faced an allegation of corruption prior to Senate term. On Jun. 9, 1858, the Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia reported that while he did charge more for land he sold as agent than was recorded on receipts, that this was not disqualifying and no further action was taken.
|Jun. 9, 1858||Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia reported that while he did charge more for land he sold as agent than was recorded on receipts, that this was not disqualifying and no further action was taken|
From Jan 1858 to Mar 1863, Rice missed 558 of 1,880 roll call votes, which is 29.7%. This is worse than the median of 20.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1863. 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 1857-Feb 1858||2||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||48||17.8%||40th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||7||16.3%||46th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||50||21.6%||64th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||73||8||11.0%||42nd|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||247||68||27.5%||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