Hemphill was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1829 to 1831.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district as a Federalist from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1821 to 1823; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1819 to 1821; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district as a Federalist from 1801 to 1803.
From Dec 1801 to Mar 1831, Hemphill missed 225 of 810 roll call votes, which is 27.8%. This is much worse than the median of 14.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1831. 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 1801-May 1802||94||33||35.1%||80th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||22||45.8%||80th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||38||43.2%||88th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||12||20.3%||64th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||18||25.4%||75th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||17||21.5%||79th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||3||20.0%||62nd|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||185||42||22.7%||74th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||23||26.1%||76th|
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