Foster, a Whig, was the representative for Georgia from 1841 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for Georgia (1833-1835; Jackson); the representative for Georgia (1831-1833; Jackson); and the representative for Georgia (1829-1831; Jackson).
From Dec 1829 to Mar 1843, Foster missed 812 of 2,036 roll call votes, which is 39.9%. This is much worse than the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1843. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||185||32||17.3%||75th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||16||18.2%||60th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||53||26||49.1%||88th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||32||22.4%||56th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||8||22.9%||88th|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||28||26.7%||76th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||82||40.2%||84th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||135||78.5%||97th|
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