Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1849
Rep. John Adams [W-MA8, 1847-1849] leaves office as Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 8th District, Whig
Adams, a Whig, was the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district from 1847 to 1849.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district (1845-1847); the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district (1843-1845); the representative for Massachusetts's 12th congressional district (1839-1843); the representative for Massachusetts's 12th congressional district (1837-1839); the representative for Massachusetts's 12th congressional district (1835-1837; Anti Masonic); the representative for Massachusetts's 12th congressional district (1833-1835; Anti Masonic); the representative for Massachusetts's 11th congressional district (1831-1833); President of the United States (1825-1829; Democratic-Republican); and a senator from Massachusetts (1803-1809; Federalist).
From Dec 1831 to Feb 1848, Adams missed 615 of 4,762 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is better than the median of 24.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1848. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||53||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||7||4.9%||0th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||2||1.9%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||24||17.6%||29th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||3||5.8%||25th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||9||6.2%||6th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||7||4.1%||0th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||31||25.2%||42nd|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||15||7.4%||10th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||6||3.5%||0th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||17||12.1%||25th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||18||10.6%||13th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||18||12.1%||16th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||139||77.7%||98th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||75||10||13.3%||27th|
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