From Mar 1849 to Aug 1852, Whitcomb missed 291 of 730 roll call votes, which is 39.9%. This is much worse than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Aug 1852. 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 1849-Feb 1850||22||4||18.2%||58th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||28||19.9%||55th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||21||55.3%||80th|
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