From Mar 1824 to May 1830, McLean missed 69 of 243 roll call votes, which is 28.4%. This is much worse than the median of 12.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1830. 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|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819 (House)||39||2||5.1%||32nd|
|Dec 1823-May 1824 (Senate)||1||1||100.0%||94th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825 (Senate)||48||6||12.5%||78th|
|Dec 1829-May 1830 (Senate)||178||62||34.8%||94th|
|1829 Mar-Mar (Senate)||16||0||0.0%||0th|
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