Rhett, a Democrat, was a senator from South Carolina from 1850 to 1853.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district (1847-1849); the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district (1845-1847); the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district (1843-1845); the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district (1839-1843); and the representative for South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district (1837-1839; Nullifier).
From Jan 1851 to Dec 1852, Rhett missed 112 of 224 roll call votes, which is 50.0%. This is much worse than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1852. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||130||49||37.7%||84th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||26||68.4%||89th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||1||1||100.0%||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