Rep. Joseph Bellinger
Former Representative for South Carolina’s 4th District
Bellinger was the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1817 to 1819.
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From Dec 1817 to Mar 1819, Bellinger missed 44 of 106 roll call votes, which is 41.5%. This is much worse than the median of 15.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1819. 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 1817-Apr 1818||64||19||29.7%||81st|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||25||59.5%||96th|
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