Sen. James Brown
Former Senator for Louisiana
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Feb 1813 to Mar 1823, Brown missed 183 of 709 roll call votes, which is 25.8%. This is much worse than the median of 12.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1823. 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|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||46||8||17.4%||80th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||89||29||32.6%||75th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||86||24||27.9%||83rd|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||136||17||12.5%||62nd|
|Dec 1816-Mar 1817||53||17||32.1%||92nd|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||52||34||65.4%||95th|
|Dec 1822-Mar 1823||29||5||17.2%||54th|
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