From Aug 1789 to Mar 1825, King missed 139 of 1,258 roll call votes, which is 11.0%. This is on par with the median of 10.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1825. 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 1790-Mar 1791||18||1||5.6%||0th|
|Dec 1792-Mar 1793||8||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1794-Mar 1795||19||2||10.5%||0th|
|Dec 1795-Jan 1796||7||2||28.6%||0th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||89||16||18.0%||33rd|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||86||2||2.3%||20th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||136||15||11.0%||50th|
|Dec 1816-Mar 1817||53||15||28.3%||88th|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||67||3||4.5%||0th|
|Dec 1818-Mar 1819||65||16||24.6%||88th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||52||3||5.8%||18th|
|Dec 1822-Mar 1823||29||2||6.9%||25th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||130||14||10.8%||55th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||48||8||16.7%||65th|
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