Hammond was a senator from South Carolina and was a Democrat. He served from 1857 to 1861.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Nullifier from 1835 to 1837.
From Jan 1858 to Jun 1860, Hammond missed 409 of 1,031 roll call votes, which is 39.7%. This is much worse than the median of 21.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1860. 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 1835-Feb 1836 (House)||54||7||13.0%||33rd|
|1836 Mar-May (House)||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858 (Senate)||40||13||32.5%||76th|
|1858 Mar-May (Senate)||217||42||19.4%||38th|
|1858 Jun-Jun (Senate)||121||51||42.1%||88th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859 (Senate)||269||144||53.5%||91st|
|1858 Jun-Jun (Senate)||9||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860 (Senate)||43||14||32.6%||83rd|
|1860 Mar-May (Senate)||158||56||35.4%||70th|
|1860 Jun-Jun (Senate)||132||69||52.3%||89th|
|1859 Mar-Mar (Senate)||32||17||53.1%||78th|
|1860 Jun-Jun (Senate)||10||3||30.0%||42nd|
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