Rep. Joseph Lawrence
Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st District
Lawrence was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district as an Adams from 1827 to 1829; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district as an Adams from 1825 to 1827.
From Jan 1826 to Apr 1842, Lawrence missed 160 of 828 roll call votes, which is 19.3%. This is better than the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1842. 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 1827-May 1828||160||9||5.6%||22nd|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||20||27.4%||44th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||202||75||37.1%||79th|
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