Hale was a senator from New Hampshire and was a Republican. He served from 1859 to 1865.
He was previously a senator from New Hampshire as a Republican from 1855 to 1859; a senator from New Hampshire as a Free Soil from 1847 to 1853; and the representative for New Hampshire as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.
From Dec 1847 to Mar 1865, Hale missed 1,500 of 4,357 roll call votes, which is 34.4%. This is worse than the median of 18.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1865. 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 1847-Mar 1848||82||16||19.5%||50th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||26||32.5%||0th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||13||59.1%||0th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||60||42.6%||0th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||21||55.3%||80th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||59||46.5%||80th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||144||72||50.0%||83rd|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||10||17.5%||50th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||70||26.0%||62nd|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||11||25.6%||81st|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||232||49||21.1%||82nd|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||73||12||16.4%||62nd|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||247||174||70.4%||95th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||69||14||20.3%||58th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||69||42.9%||79th|
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