Cranston was the representative for Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1847 to 1849.
He was previously the representative for Rhode Island as a Whig from 1839 to 1843; and the representative for Rhode Island as a Whig from 1837 to 1839.
From Sep 1837 to Mar 1849, Cranston missed 455 of 2,678 roll call votes, which is 17.0%. This is better than the median of 24.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1849. 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 1837-Feb 1838||52||2||3.8%||12th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||7||4.8%||0th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||49||28.8%||67th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||12||9.8%||0th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||21||10.3%||13th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||16||9.3%||7th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||4||4.0%||3rd|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||2||1.3%||1st|
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