From Dec 1839 to Sep 1850, King missed 1,335 of 2,901 roll call votes, which is 46.0%. This is much worse than the median of 21.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1850. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||169||81||47.9%||80th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||68||55.3%||71st|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||182||89.2%||95th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||72||41.9%||70th|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||41||27.5%||50th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||78||43.6%||80th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||100||29||29.0%||68th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||54||34.8%||84th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||54||54||100.0%||99th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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