Edwards was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1825 to 1827.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1821 to 1823; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district as a Federalist from 1819 to 1821.
From Dec 1819 to Mar 1827, Edwards missed 156 of 447 roll call votes, which is 34.9%. This is much worse than the median of 16.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1827. 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 1819-May 1820||88||23||26.1%||76th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||16||27.1%||74th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||28||39.4%||92nd|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||33||41.8%||95th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||8||53.3%||94th|
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