Tyler was President of the United States and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1845.
He was previously Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) as a Whig from 1841 to 1841; a senator from Virginia as (unknown party) from 1833 to 1837; a senator from Virginia as a Jackson from 1827 to 1833; the representative for Virginia’s 23rd congressional district as a Republican from 1819 to 1821; the representative for Virginia’s 23rd congressional district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819; and the representative for Virginia’s 23rd congressional district as a Republican from 1815 to 1817.
From Dec 1827 to Feb 1836, Tyler missed 253 of 1,187 roll call votes, which is 21.3%. This is on par with the median of 19.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1836. 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 1827-May 1828||175||25||14.3%||56th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||63||28||44.4%||78th|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||178||32||18.0%||83rd|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||83||9||10.8%||46th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||13||2||15.4%||64th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||137||47||34.3%||72nd|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||1||7.1%||68th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||3||14.3%||68th|
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