From Jul 1789 to Mar 1796, Ellsworth missed 4 of 258 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 8.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1796. 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 1790-Mar 1791||18||1||5.6%||12th|
|Dec 1792-Mar 1793||8||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1794-Mar 1795||19||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1795-Jan 1796||7||0||0.0%||0th|
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