From Dec 1799 to Mar 1813, Franklin missed 81 of 721 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is on par with the median of 14.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1813. 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 1799-May 1800||81||1||1.2%||0th|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||60||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||27||17||63.0%||75th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||5||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||46||2||4.3%||27th|
|Dec 1808-Mar 1809||42||2||4.8%||15th|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||8||2||25.0%||60th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||53||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||28||1||3.6%||12th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||89||3||3.4%||14th|
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