McDowell was the representative for Virginia’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1849 to 1851.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; and the representative for Virginia’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847.
From Feb 1846 to Mar 1851, McDowell missed 438 of 1,601 roll call votes, which is 27.4%. This is worse than the median of 21.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1851. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||58||15||25.9%||46th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||58||32.4%||56th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||32||31.7%||65th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||49||31.6%||75th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||27||25.0%||70th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||42||31.6%||74th|
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