Wise, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district from 1843 to 1845.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district (1839-1843; Whig); the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district (1837-1839; Whig); the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district (1835-1837; Jackson); and the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district (1833-1835; Jackson).
From Dec 1833 to Feb 1844, Wise missed 1,229 of 3,069 roll call votes, which is 40.0%. This is much worse than the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1844. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||5||14.3%||53rd|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||14||13.3%||29th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||11||19.3%||79th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||107||78.7%||96th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||17||32.7%||67th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||70||48.3%||81st|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||96||56.5%||91st|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||36||29.3%||49th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||51||25.0%||55th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||33||19.2%||47th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||83||46||55.4%||90th|
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