Benton, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district from 1853 to 1855.
He was previously a senator from Missouri (1845-1851); a senator from Missouri (1839-1845); a senator from Missouri (1833-1839); a senator from Missouri (1827-1833; Jackson); and a senator from Missouri (1821-1827; Jackson).
From Dec 1853 to Mar 1855, Benton missed 293 of 607 roll call votes, which is 48.3%. This is much worse than the median of 31.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1855. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||56||49.1%||88th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||62||40.0%||80th|
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