Knight, a Whig, was a senator from Rhode Island from 1835 to 1841.
He was previously a senator from Rhode Island (1829-1835); a senator from Rhode Island (1823-1829; Adams); and a senator from Rhode Island (1821-1823; Republican).
From Jan 1821 to Mar 1841, Knight missed 696 of 2,879 roll call votes, which is 24.2%. This is on par with the median of 22.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1841. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||41||9||22.0%||67th|
|Dec 1822-Mar 1823||29||8||27.6%||75th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||130||11||8.5%||25th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||48||15||31.3%||75th|
|Dec 1825-May 1826||124||42||33.9%||80th|
|Dec 1826-Mar 1827||103||10||9.7%||40th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||175||27||15.4%||40th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||63||9||14.3%||40th|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||178||17||9.6%||71st|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||83||12||14.5%||25th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||13||2||15.4%||57th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||137||35||25.5%||50th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||1||4.8%||24th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||50||26.3%||68th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||20||31.7%||70th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||30||22.4%||51st|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||21||29.6%||76th|
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