Southard, a Whig, was a senator from New Jersey from 1839 to 1843.
He was previously a senator from New Jersey (1833-1839); and a senator from New Jersey (1821-1823; Republican).
From Feb 1821 to Jun 1842, Southard missed 706 of 2,013 roll call votes, which is 35.1%. This is much worse than the median of 18.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1842. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||28||3||10.7%||0th|
|Dec 1822-Mar 1823||27||7||25.9%||67th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||6||42.9%||93rd|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||4||19.0%||53rd|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||38||20.0%||40th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||31||49.2%||89th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||67||50.0%||93rd|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||25||35.2%||86th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||43||15||34.9%||72nd|
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