From May 1809 to Jan 1816, Porter missed 312 of 617 roll call votes, which is 50.6%. This is much worse than the median of 16.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1816. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||4||13.8%||55th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||20||19.2%||43rd|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||82||20||24.4%||80th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||68||75.6%||96th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||10||10||100.0%||95th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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