Slidell was a senator from Louisiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1855 to 1861.
He was previously a senator from Louisiana as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.
From Dec 1853 to Jan 1861, Slidell missed 566 of 2,104 roll call votes, which is 26.9%. This is on par with the median of 21.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||4||7.8%||9th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||54||30.3%||58th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||144||21||14.6%||32nd|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||16||28.1%||67th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||95||35.3%||76th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||43||3||7.0%||12th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||55||18||32.7%||74th|
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