McClernand was the representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1861 to 1863.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1859 to 1861; the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.
From Dec 1843 to Aug 1861, McClernand missed 754 of 2,776 roll call votes, which is 27.2%. This is on par with the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1861. 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 1843-Feb 1844||140||13||9.3%||18th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||47||27.6%||64th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||46||30.9%||43rd|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||66||36.9%||57th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||29||28.7%||36th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||39||25.2%||36th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||28||25.9%||67th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||47||35.3%||58th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||13||18.8%||75th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||16||11.3%||27th|
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