Barker was the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1807 to 1809.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1805 to 1807.
From Dec 1805 to Mar 1809, Barker missed 49 of 393 roll call votes, which is 12.5%. This is better than the median of 19.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1809. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||14||13.6%||44th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||5||9.1%||29th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||15||12.9%||34th|
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