Rep. John Kershaw
Former Representative for South Carolina’s 9th District
Kershaw was the representative for South Carolina’s 9th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1813 to 1815.
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From May 1813 to Mar 1815, Kershaw missed 32 of 352 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is better than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1815. 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 1813-Apr 1814||110||9||8.2%||10th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||106||10||9.4%||36th|
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