McKean was a senator from Pennsylvania and was a Democrat. He served from 1833 to 1839.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829; the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district as a Jacksonian from 1823 to 1825.
From Dec 1833 to Mar 1839, McKean missed 524 of 1,071 roll call votes, which is 48.9%. This is much worse than the median of 19.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1839. 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 1823-May 1824 (House)||79||13||16.5%||59th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825 (House)||15||3||20.0%||59th|
|1826 Jan-May (House)||58||19||32.8%||56th|
|1827 Jan-Mar (House)||53||8||15.1%||65th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828 (House)||160||6||3.8%||23rd|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829 (House)||73||13||17.8%||43rd|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834 (Senate)||14||4||28.6%||85th|
|1834 Mar-May (Senate)||67||15||22.4%||50th|
|1834 Jun-Jun (Senate)||69||47||68.1%||96th|
|1835 Jan-Mar (Senate)||79||10||12.7%||56th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836 (Senate)||21||0||0.0%||0th|
|1836 Mar-May (Senate)||142||66||46.5%||89th|
|1836 Jun-Jul (Senate)||86||56||65.1%||97th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837 (Senate)||190||147||77.4%||98th|
|1837 Sep-Oct (Senate)||36||6||16.7%||60th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838 (Senate)||63||15||23.8%||60th|
|1838 Mar-May (Senate)||92||44||47.8%||90th|
|1838 Jun-Jul (Senate)||78||42||53.8%||88th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839 (Senate)||134||72||53.7%||87th|
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