Wright was a senator from New York and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.
He was previously a senator from New York as a Democrat from 1837 to 1843; a senator from New York as a Jackson from 1833 to 1837; the representative for New York as a Jacksonian from 1831 to 1833; and the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829.
From Feb 1832 to Jun 1844, Wright missed 366 of 2,561 roll call votes, which is 14.3%. This is better than the median of 16.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jun 1844. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||123||11||8.9%||0th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||3||14.3%||56th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||9||4.7%||21st|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||12||19.0%||56th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||21||15.7%||29th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||8||11.3%||29th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||7||15.9%||57th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||27||21.3%||62nd|
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