Collamer was a senator from Vermont and was a Republican. He served from 1861 to 1865.
He was previously a senator from Vermont as a Republican from 1855 to 1861; the representative for Vermont’s 2nd congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Vermont’s 2nd congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Vermont’s 2nd congressional district as a Whig from 1843 to 1845.
From Jan 1856 to Mar 1865, Collamer missed 949 of 3,162 roll call votes, which is 30.0%. This is worse than the median of 23.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1865. 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 1856-Mar 1857||144||21||14.6%||50th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||13||22.8%||71st|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||82||30.5%||79th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||5||11.6%||38th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||81||34.9%||88th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||73||13||17.8%||70th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||247||61||24.7%||80th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||69||14||20.3%||66th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||69||42.9%||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