Richards was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1807 to 1809.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1805 to 1807; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1803 to 1805.
From Oct 1803 to Mar 1809, Richards missed 95 of 525 roll call votes, which is 18.1%. This is on par with the median of 19.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1809. 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|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||9||9.3%||27th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||10||28.6%||72nd|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||28||27.2%||66th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||5||9.1%||29th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||19||16.4%||44th|
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