From Nov 1811 to Mar 1817, Howell missed 152 of 656 roll call votes, which is 23.2%. This is worse than the median of 11.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1817. 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|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||28||1||3.6%||17th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||89||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||89||4||4.5%||15th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||86||66||76.7%||96th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||136||43||31.6%||72nd|
|Dec 1816-Mar 1817||53||4||7.5%||41st|
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