McKay was the representative for North Carolina’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1847 to 1849.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; the representative for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845; the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1839 to 1843; the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839; the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837; the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835; and the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Jackson from 1831 to 1833.
From Dec 1831 to Mar 1849, McKay missed 596 of 5,165 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is better than the median of 24.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1849. 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 1831-Feb 1832||53||48||90.6%||91st|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||15||10.5%||9th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||1||2.9%||8th|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||7||6.7%||17th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||4||7.0%||29th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||11||8.1%||6th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||4||7.7%||31st|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||10||6.9%||11th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||46||27.1%||58th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||21||17.1%||12th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||32||15.7%||30th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||16||9.3%||7th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||34||24.3%||54th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||14||8.2%||7th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||8||5.4%||4th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||17||9.5%||7th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||26||25.7%||56th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||33||21.3%||51st|
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