Dennis was the representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1803 to 1805.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district as a Federalist from 1801 to 1803; the representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district as a Federalist from 1799 to 1801; and the representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district as a Federalist from 1797 to 1799.
From Jun 1797 to Mar 1805, Dennis missed 185 of 525 roll call votes, which is 35.2%. This is much worse than the median of 17.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1805. 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|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||10||52.6%||91st|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||1||2.3%||15th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800||54||11||20.4%||84th|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801||42||1||2.4%||22nd|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||29||30.9%||78th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||26||54.2%||92nd|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||67||69.1%||93rd|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||17||48.6%||84th|
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