Beale was the representative for Virginia’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1851 to 1853.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 14th congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Virginia’s 16th congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837; and the representative for Virginia’s 16th congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835.
From Dec 1833 to Mar 1853, Beale missed 663 of 1,813 roll call votes, which is 36.6%. This is worse than the median of 27.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1853. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||4||11.4%||0th|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||34||32.4%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||16||28.1%||83rd|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||59||43.4%||71st|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||29||26.9%||79th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||29||21.8%||51st|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||41||42.7%||83rd|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||51||44.7%||75th|
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