From Dec 1853 to Mar 1859, Smith missed 590 of 1,875 roll call votes, which is 31.5%. This is worse than the median of 22.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1859. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||38||33.3%||72nd|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||72||46.5%||92nd|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||174||49||28.2%||84th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||48||20.8%||53rd|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||103||27||26.2%||65th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||195||50||25.6%||61st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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