Sumter was a senator from South Carolina and was a Republican. He served from 1805 to 1811.
He was previously a senator from South Carolina as a Republican from 1801 to 1805; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1801 to 1803; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1799 to 1801; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1797 to 1799; the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district as (unknown party) from 1789 to 1791.
From Dec 1801 to Dec 1810, Sumter missed 45 of 428 roll call votes, which is 10.5%. This is better than the median of 12.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1810. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||60||1||1.7%||13th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||27||2||7.4%||13th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||44||4||9.1%||63rd|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||68||3||4.4%||11th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||20||7||35.0%||90th|
|Dec 1808-Mar 1809||42||1||2.4%||3rd|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||8||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||3||3||100.0%||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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo