Saunders was the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1841 to 1843; the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1823 to 1825; and the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823.
From Dec 1821 to Mar 1845, Saunders missed 513 of 1,871 roll call votes, which is 27.4%. This is on par with the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1845. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||6||8.5%||17th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||10||12.7%||44th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||60||29.4%||62nd|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||43||25.0%||57th|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||20||14.3%||32nd|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||48||28.2%||63rd|
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