Gentry was the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1851 to 1853.
He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Tennessee’s 8th congressional district as a Whig from 1839 to 1843.
From Dec 1839 to Mar 1853, Gentry missed 1,464 of 3,872 roll call votes, which is 37.8%. This is worse than the median of 27.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1853. 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 1839-Feb 1840||170||33||19.4%||50th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||37||30.1%||44th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||49||24.0%||59th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||59||34.3%||56th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||38||25.5%||50th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||78||43.6%||76th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||27||26.7%||59th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||58||37.4%||86th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||65||60.2%||98th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||34||25.6%||61st|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||17||17.7%||30th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||82||71.9%||97th|
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