Gillespie was the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1803 to 1805.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district as an Anti-Administration from 1793 to 1795.
From Jan 1794 to Mar 1805, Gillespie missed 68 of 439 roll call votes, which is 15.5%. This is on par with the median of 17.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1805. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||6||40.0%||91st|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||4||10.0%||33rd|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||1||5.3%||36th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||5||11.4%||58th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||12||12.4%||30th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||23||65.7%||92nd|
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