Taliaferro was the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1839 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839; the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as a Whig from 1835 to 1837; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1829 to 1831; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as an Adams from 1827 to 1829; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as an Adams from 1825 to 1827; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1811 to 1813; and the representative for Virginia’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1801 to 1803.
From Dec 1801 to Mar 1843, Taliaferro missed 572 of 3,796 roll call votes, which is 15.1%. This is better than the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1843. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||24||25.5%||0th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||9||18.8%||0th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||70||34||48.6%||60th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||12||13.3%||40th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||61||3||4.9%||18th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||3||20.0%||45th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||160||25||15.6%||44th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||15||20.5%||22nd|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||185||29||15.7%||60th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||27||30.7%||85th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||18||13.2%||18th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||3||5.8%||18th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||13||9.0%||10th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||24||14.1%||33rd|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||12||9.8%||6th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||11||5.4%||7th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||28||16.3%||31st|
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