Rockwell was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Whig. He served from 1854 to 1855.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1843 to 1845.
From May 1854 to Feb 1855, Rockwell missed 34 of 250 roll call votes, which is 13.6%. This is better than the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1855. 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 1843-Feb 1844 (House)||140||78||55.7%||85th|
|1844 Mar-May (House)||207||11||5.3%||0th|
|1844 Jun-Jun (House)||80||21||26.2%||60th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845 (House)||170||13||7.6%||10th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846 (House)||149||11||7.4%||18th|
|1846 Apr-Jul (House)||263||64||24.3%||59th|
|1846 Aug-Aug (House)||51||7||13.7%||23rd|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847 (House)||179||36||20.1%||36th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848 (House)||101||3||3.0%||0th|
|1848 Apr-Jul (House)||151||39||25.8%||46th|
|1848 Aug-Aug (House)||71||46||64.8%||89th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849 (House)||155||5||3.2%||0th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850 (House)||108||21||19.4%||63rd|
|1850 Mar-May (House)||68||27||39.7%||88th|
|1850 Jun-Aug (House)||146||23||15.8%||45th|
|1850 Sep-Sep (House)||117||51||43.6%||79th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851 (House)||133||15||11.3%||16th|
|1854 Apr-Jul (Senate)||149||20||13.4%||17th|
|1854 Aug-Aug (Senate)||64||10||15.6%||17th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855 (Senate)||37||4||10.8%||10th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo