Dana was a senator from Connecticut and was a Federalist. He served from 1815 to 1821.
He was previously a senator from Connecticut as a Federalist from 1810 to 1815; the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1807 to 1810; the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1805 to 1807; the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1803 to 1805; the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1801 to 1803; the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1799 to 1801; and the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1797 to 1799.
From Dec 1810 to Mar 1821, Dana missed 347 of 961 roll call votes, which is 36.1%. This is much worse than the median of 12.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1821. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||53||18||34.0%||80th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||28||8||28.6%||80th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||89||35||39.3%||83rd|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||89||26||29.2%||75th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||86||22||25.6%||70th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||136||47||34.6%||87th|
|Dec 1816-Mar 1817||53||22||41.5%||95th|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||67||62||92.5%||89th|
|Dec 1818-Mar 1819||65||57||87.7%||97th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||52||13||25.0%||75th|
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