Rep. Thomas Henry Bayly
Former Representative for Virginia’s 1st District
Bayly was the representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1855 to 1857.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1851 to 1853; the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1843 to 1845.
From Jan 1844 to Jun 1856, Bayly missed 1,412 of 3,370 roll call votes, which is 41.9%. This is much worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1856. 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 1843-Feb 1844||20||18||90.0%||95th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||58||34.1%||84th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||56||37.6%||68th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||67||37.4%||63rd|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||39||38.6%||83rd|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||73||47.1%||96th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||15||13.9%||33rd|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||13||9.8%||12th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||28||29.2%||67th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||71||62.3%||98th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||37||32.5%||72nd|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||78||50.3%||92nd|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||177||100.0%||99th|
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