Holmes was the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1849 to 1851.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845; and the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1839 to 1843.
From Dec 1839 to Mar 1851, Holmes missed 2,114 of 4,014 roll call votes, which is 52.7%. This is much worse than the median of 21.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1851. 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 1839-Feb 1840||170||85||50.0%||80th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||79||64.2%||81st|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||102||50.0%||86th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||94||54.7%||91st|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||62||44.3%||84th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||87||51.2%||89th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||84||56.4%||96th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||113||63.1%||91st|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||67||66.3%||96th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||84||54.2%||97th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||55||50.9%||94th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||71||53.4%||95th|
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