From Oct 1803 to Jan 1809, Clay missed 171 of 410 roll call votes, which is 41.7%. This is much worse than the median of 19.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1809. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||4||4.1%||11th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||9||25.7%||66th|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||26||25.2%||62nd|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||31||56.4%||91st|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||1||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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