Meacham was the representative for Vermont’s 1st congressional district and was an Ind. Republican-Democrat. He served from 1855 to 1857.
He was previously the representative for Vermont’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Vermont’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for Vermont’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851.
From Dec 1849 to Aug 1856, Meacham missed 835 of 2,101 roll call votes, which is 39.7%. This is much worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1856. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||9||8.3%||12th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||37||27.8%||64th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||27||28.1%||65th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||48||42.1%||79th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||51||44.7%||91st|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||65||41.9%||84th|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||24||13.6%||33rd|
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