Davis was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Whig. He served from 1847 to 1853.
He was previously a senator from Massachusetts as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; a senator from Massachusetts as a Whig from 1835 to 1841; the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1831 to 1833; the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1829 to 1831; the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as an Adams from 1827 to 1829; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as an Adams from 1825 to 1827.
From Dec 1835 to Mar 1853, Davis missed 601 of 2,684 roll call votes, which is 22.4%. This is on par with the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1853. 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 1835-Feb 1836||21||2||9.5%||25th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||69||36.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||21||33.3%||67th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||28||20.9%||33rd|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||6||5||83.3%||80th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||8||27.6%||81st|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||18||14.3%||44th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||22||26.8%||76th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||22||27.5%||74th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||5||22.7%||69th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||15||10.6%||25th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||7||18.4%||33rd|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||27||21.3%||38th|
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