Kerr was a senator from Maryland and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1831 to 1833; the representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district as an Adams from 1827 to 1829; and the representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district as an Adams from 1825 to 1827.
From Jan 1841 to Mar 1843, Kerr missed 309 of 882 roll call votes, which is 35.0%. This is much worse than the median of 18.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1843. 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 1840-Mar 1841||60||30||50.0%||90th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||18||40.9%||74th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||34||26.8%||72nd|
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