Claiborne was the representative for Virginia’s 17th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1803 to 1805.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1801 to 1803; the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1793 to 1795.
From Jan 1794 to Mar 1805, Claiborne missed 81 of 581 roll call votes, which is 13.9%. This is on par with the median of 17.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1805. 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|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||1||6.7%||18th|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||2||5.0%||15th|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||1||5.3%||36th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||8||18.2%||73rd|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||20||21.3%||61st|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||14||29.2%||74th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||17||17.5%||46th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||5||14.3%||46th|
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