Rep. Samuel Griffin
Former Representative for Virginia’s 13th District
Griffin was the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district and was (unknown party). He served from 1793 to 1795.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1789 to 1791.
From May 1789 to Mar 1795, Griffin missed 72 of 280 roll call votes, which is 25.7%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1795. 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 1790-Mar 1791||23||4||17.4%||63rd|
|Nov 1792-Mar 1793||41||16||39.0%||88th|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||7||46.7%||88th|
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