Dayton was a senator from New Jersey and was a Federalist. He served from 1799 to 1805.
He was previously the representative for New Jersey as a Federalist from 1795 to 1799; the representative for New Jersey as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795; and the representative for New Jersey as a Federalist from 1791 to 1793.
From Dec 1799 to Mar 1805, Dayton missed 71 of 358 roll call votes, which is 19.8%. This is worse than the median of 10.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1805. 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 1799-May 1800||81||21||25.9%||91st|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||60||15||25.0%||83rd|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||27||12||44.4%||83rd|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||104||20||19.2%||55th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||46||3||6.5%||43rd|
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