Crittenden was the representative for Kentucky’s 8th congressional district and was an Unionist. He served from 1861 to 1863.
He was previously a senator from Kentucky as an American from 1855 to 1861; a senator from Kentucky as a Whig from 1843 to 1848; a senator from Kentucky as a Whig from 1842 to 1843; a senator from Kentucky as a Whig from 1835 to 1841; and a senator from Kentucky as a Republican from 1817 to 1819.
From Jul 1861 to Mar 1863, Crittenden missed 311 of 638 roll call votes, which is 48.7%. This is much worse than the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1863. 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 1861-Feb 1862||75||26||34.7%||70th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||174||63.7%||88th|
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