Forsyth was a senator from Georgia and was a Jackson. He served from 1831 to 1835.
He was previously a senator from Georgia as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831; the representative for Georgia’s 2nd congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829; the representative for Georgia as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; the representative for Georgia as a Democratic Republican from 1823 to 1825; a senator from Georgia as a Republican from 1818 to 1819; the representative for Georgia as a Republican from 1817 to 1819; the representative for Georgia as a Republican from 1815 to 1817; and the representative for Georgia as a Republican from 1813 to 1815.
From Dec 1818 to Jun 1834, Forsyth missed 180 of 858 roll call votes, which is 21.0%. This is worse than the median of 15.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1834. 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 1818-Mar 1819||47||10||21.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||178||25||14.0%||74th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||83||19||22.9%||80th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||13||1||7.7%||34th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||137||44||32.1%||71st|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||13||1||7.7%||81st|
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