Spence, a Whig, was a senator from Maryland from 1836 to 1841.
He was previously the representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district (1831-1833; Anti-Jacksonian); and the representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district (1823-1825; Anti-Jacksonian).
From Jan 1837 to Jul 1840, Spence missed 578 of 846 roll call votes, which is 68.3%. This is much worse than the median of 22.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jul 1840. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||180||123||68.3%||97th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||33||52.4%||89th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||92||68.7%||98th|
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