Hiester, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district from 1819 to 1821.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district (1817-1819); the representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district (1815-1817); the representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district (1803-1805); the representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district (1801-1803); the representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district (1799-1801); and the representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district (1797-1799).
From Nov 1797 to Dec 1820, Hiester missed 199 of 803 roll call votes, which is 24.8%. This is worse than the median of 14.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1820. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||5||26.3%||83rd|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||6||13.6%||67th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800||54||10||18.5%||57th|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801||42||5||11.9%||43rd|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||19||20.2%||30th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||5||10.4%||40th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||34||35.1%||70th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||3||8.6%||10th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||72||25||34.7%||74th|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||64||22||34.4%||90th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||15||35.7%||94th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||29||33.0%||85th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||5||5||100.0%||97th|
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