Fairfield was a senator from Maine and was a Democrat. He served from 1845 to 1847.
He was previously a senator from Maine as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845; the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839; and the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837.
From Jan 1844 to Apr 1848, Fairfield missed 82 of 690 roll call votes, which is 11.9%. This is better than the median of 19.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1848. 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 1835-Feb 1836 (House)||57||0||0.0%||0th|
|1836 Mar-May (House)||150||8||5.3%||0th|
|1836 Jun-Jul (House)||116||24||20.7%||59th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837 (House)||136||76||55.9%||88th|
|1837 Sep-Oct (House)||54||4||7.4%||35th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838 (House)||52||10||19.2%||56th|
|1838 Mar-May (House)||122||19||15.6%||38th|
|1838 Jun-Jul (House)||102||13||12.7%||18th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839 (House)||38||6||15.8%||28th|
|1844 Jan-Feb (Senate)||28||3||10.7%||32nd|
|1844 Mar-May (Senate)||106||3||2.8%||0th|
|1844 Jun-Jun (Senate)||76||14||18.4%||30th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845 (Senate)||95||4||4.2%||19th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846 (Senate)||29||1||3.4%||16th|
|1846 Apr-Jul (Senate)||168||24||14.3%||45th|
|1846 Aug-Aug (Senate)||50||9||18.0%||50th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847 (Senate)||126||23||18.3%||56th|
|1845 Mar-Mar (Senate)||10||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848 (Senate)||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|1848 Apr-Jul (Senate)||1||1||100.0%||94th|
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