From Jan 1834 to Mar 1843, Linn missed 289 of 2,223 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is better than the median of 18.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1843. 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 1833-Feb 1834||10||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||5||2.6%||10th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||13||20.6%||50th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||25||18.7%||36th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||2||2.8%||0th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||38||29.9%||78th|
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