Rep. Joseph McDowell
Former Representative for North Carolina’s 1st District
McDowell was the representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1797 to 1799.
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From Jun 1797 to Mar 1799, McDowell missed 22 of 155 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is on par with the median of 14.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1799. 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|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||1||5.3%||36th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||11||25.0%||81st|
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