Dexter was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Federalist. He served from 1799 to 1801.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795.
From Dec 1799 to May 1800, Dexter missed 24 of 81 roll call votes, which is 29.6%. This is much worse than the median of 15.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1800. 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|
|1794 Jan-Feb (House)||7||0||0.0%||0th|
|1794 Mar-May (House)||41||14||34.1%||82nd|
|1794 Jun-Jun (House)||6||6||100.0%||93rd|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795 (House)||15||3||20.0%||50th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800 (Senate)||81||24||29.6%||82nd|
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