From Dec 1835 to Mar 1849, Niles missed 256 of 1,861 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is better than the median of 19.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1849. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||189||18||9.5%||22nd|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||8||12.7%||33rd|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||6||4.5%||22nd|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||95||4||4.2%||19th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||1||3.4%||16th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||6||4.8%||7th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||6||7.3%||26th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||1||1.3%||2nd|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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