McRae was the representative for Mississippi’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.
He was previously the representative for Mississippi’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859; and a senator from Mississippi as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853.
From Jan 1858 to Jan 1861, McRae missed 172 of 533 roll call votes, which is 32.3%. This is worse than the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 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 1851-Mar 1852 (Senate)||21||4||19.0%||38th|
|1851 Mar-Mar (Senate)||3||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858 (House)||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|1858 Mar-May (House)||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859 (House)||195||49||25.1%||69th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860 (House)||69||8||11.6%||46th|
|1860 Mar-May (House)||126||45||35.7%||67th|
|1860 Jun-Jun (House)||97||43||44.3%||68th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861 (House)||44||27||61.4%||93rd|
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