From Jan 1824 to Mar 1847, Clayton missed 440 of 2,812 roll call votes, which is 15.6%. This is on par with the median of 16.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1847. 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 1823-May 1824||123||2||1.6%||0th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||48||2||4.2%||0th|
|Dec 1825-May 1826||124||23||18.5%||75th|
|Dec 1826-Mar 1827||103||10||9.7%||50th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||167||41||24.6%||33rd|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||9||14.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||76||56.7%||78th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||11||15.5%||31st|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||23||18.1%||57th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||95||10||10.5%||45th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||5||17.2%||67th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||43||34.1%||79th|
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