Whaley was the representative for West Virginia’s 3rd congressional district and was an Unconditional Unionist. He served from 1865 to 1867.
He was previously the representative for West Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as an Unconditional Unionist from 1863 to 1865; and the representative for Virginia’s 12th congressional district as an Unionist from 1861 to 1863.
From Jul 1861 to Mar 1867, Whaley missed 668 of 1,850 roll call votes, which is 36.1%. This is worse than the median of 25.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1867. 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 1861-Feb 1862||74||32||43.2%||89th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||146||53.5%||94th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||16||12.3%||36th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||34||19.9%||48th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||105||31||29.5%||75th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||74||33.0%||69th|
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