Harper was a senator from Maryland and was a Federalist. He served from 1816 to 1817.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Federalist from 1799 to 1801; the representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Federalist from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1793 to 1795.
From Feb 1816 to Apr 1816, Harper missed 50 of 115 roll call votes, which is 43.5%. This is much worse than the median of 11.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1816. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||115||50||43.5%||92nd|
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