Carter was the representative for South Carolina’s 8th congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1827 to 1829.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; the representative for South Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Jacksonian from 1823 to 1825; and the representative for South Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823.
From Jan 1823 to Mar 1829, Carter missed 139 of 462 roll call votes, which is 30.1%. This is much worse than the median of 16.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1829. 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 1823-May 1824||79||18||22.8%||76th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||4||26.7%||76th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||160||47||29.4%||80th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||33||45.2%||87th|
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