Crafts was a senator from Vermont and was a Whig. He served from 1842 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for Vermont’s 5th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Vermont’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823; the representative for Vermont’s at-large district as a Republican from 1819 to 1821; and the representative for Vermont’s at-large district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819.
From Feb 1842 to Mar 1843, Crafts missed 58 of 430 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is better than the median of 18.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1843. 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 1817-Apr 1818 (House)||64||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819 (House)||42||2||4.8%||0th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820 (House)||88||1||1.1%||0th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821 (House)||59||18||30.5%||60th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822 (House)||71||0||0.0%||0th|
|1823 Jan-Mar (House)||24||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824 (House)||79||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825 (House)||15||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842 (Senate)||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|1842 Apr-Jul (Senate)||174||16||9.2%||15th|
|1842 Aug-Aug (Senate)||128||9||7.0%||6th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843 (Senate)||127||33||26.0%||70th|
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