Maclay was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican. He served from 1803 to 1809.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1797.
From Oct 1803 to Feb 1809, Maclay missed 34 of 296 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is on par with the median of 12.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1809. 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|
|1796 Jan-Jan (House)||3||0||0.0%||0th|
|1796 Mar-May (House)||40||2||5.0%||10th|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797 (House)||40||2||5.0%||25th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804 (Senate)||104||15||14.4%||44th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805 (Senate)||46||4||8.7%||61st|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806 (Senate)||68||2||2.9%||17th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807 (Senate)||20||1||5.0%||36th|
|1807 Dec-Dec (Senate)||7||0||0.0%||0th|
|1808 Jan-Mar (Senate)||22||5||22.7%||79th|
|1808 Apr-Apr (Senate)||20||3||15.0%||53rd|
|Dec 1808-Mar 1809 (Senate)||9||4||44.4%||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