Clark was the representative for New York’s 21st congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1839 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839; and the representative for New York’s 21st congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829.
From Dec 1827 to Mar 1843, Clark missed 641 of 2,433 roll call votes, which is 26.3%. This is on par with the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1843. 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 1827-May 1828||160||10||6.2%||28th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||19||26.0%||33rd|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||27||51.9%||95th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||40||27.6%||61st|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||45||26.5%||69th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||51||41.5%||76th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||33||16.2%||33rd|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||42||24.4%||51st|
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