From Dec 1843 to May 1848, Black missed 297 of 1,344 roll call votes, which is 22.1%. This is on par with the median of 24.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1848. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||46||32.9%||70th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||27||15.9%||33rd|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||20||13.4%||21st|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||29||16.2%||14th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||25||24.8%||53rd|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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