Black was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1845 to 1847.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837.
From Dec 1836 to Mar 1847, Black missed 381 of 1,375 roll call votes, which is 27.7%. This is on par with the median of 24.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1847. 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 1836-Mar 1837||136||19||14.0%||10th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||19||13.6%||32nd|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||48||28.2%||76th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||33||22.1%||49th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||30||16.8%||15th|
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