Butler was a senator from South Carolina and was a Republican. He served from 1802 to 1805.
He was previously a senator from South Carolina as a Republican from 1793 to 1797; and a senator from South Carolina as a Democratic Republican from 1789 to 1793.
From Jul 1789 to Mar 1805, Butler missed 204 of 447 roll call votes, which is 45.6%. This is much worse than the median of 10.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1805. 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 1790-Mar 1791||18||1||5.6%||0th|
|Dec 1792-Mar 1793||8||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1794-Mar 1795||19||19||100.0%||75th|
|Dec 1795-Jan 1796||7||0||0.0%||0th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||104||101||97.1%||98th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||46||27||58.7%||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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo