From Apr 1836 to Feb 1838, Gholson missed 55 of 202 roll call votes, which is 27.2%. This is on par with the median of 23.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1838. 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 1836-Mar 1837||121||27||22.3%||45th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||26||19||73.1%||97th|
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