Sedgwick was the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1799 to 1801.
He was previously a senator from Massachusetts as a Federalist from 1796 to 1799; the representative for Massachusetts’s 2nd congressional district as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795; the representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district as a Federalist from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district as a Federalist from 1789 to 1791.
From Jan 1797 to Mar 1799, Sedgwick missed 46 of 222 roll call votes, which is 20.7%. This is on par with the median of 20.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1799. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1797-Feb 1798||17||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||36||5||13.9%||63rd|
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