Harris was the representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1857 to 1859.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; and the representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1849 to 1851.
From Dec 1849 to Jun 1858, Harris missed 466 of 1,652 roll call votes, which is 28.2%. This is worse than the median of 23.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1858. 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 1849-Feb 1850||108||34||31.5%||90th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||40||30.1%||76th|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||11||6.2%||15th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||78||33.8%||76th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||103||15||14.6%||39th|
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