Brodhead was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Democrat. He served from 1851 to 1857.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.
From Mar 1851 to Mar 1857, Brodhead missed 285 of 1,353 roll call votes, which is 21.1%. This is better than the median of 27.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1857. 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 1851-Mar 1852||38||5||13.2%||16th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||18||14.2%||16th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||11||21.6%||33rd|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||32||18.0%||17th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||144||36||25.0%||48th|
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