Bayard was a senator from Delaware and was a Federalist. He served from 1811 to 1813.
He was previously a senator from Delaware as a Federalist from 1804 to 1811; the representative for Delaware’s at-large district as a Federalist from 1801 to 1803; the representative for Delaware’s at-large district as a Federalist from 1799 to 1801; and the representative for Delaware’s at-large district as a Federalist from 1797 to 1799.
From Jan 1805 to Mar 1813, Bayard missed 194 of 593 roll call votes, which is 32.7%. This is much worse than the median of 14.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1813. 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|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||43||13||30.2%||82nd|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||68||33||48.5%||85th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||20||4||20.0%||57th|
|Dec 1808-Mar 1809||42||21||50.0%||95th|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||8||2||25.0%||60th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||53||13||24.5%||70th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||28||8||28.6%||82nd|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||89||20||22.5%||70th|
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