Pettit was a senator from Indiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1853 to 1855.
He was previously the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Indiana’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.
From Jan 1853 to Mar 1855, Pettit missed 167 of 656 roll call votes, which is 25.5%. This is on par with the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1855. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||110||33||30.0%||68th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||8||15.7%||20th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||58||32.6%||60th|
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