Childs was the representative for New York’s 28th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 28th congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839; the representative for New York’s 28th congressional district as a Whig from 1835 to 1837; and the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district as an Anti Masonic from 1829 to 1831.
From Dec 1829 to Mar 1843, Childs missed 832 of 2,181 roll call votes, which is 38.1%. 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.
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 1829-May 1830||185||97||52.4%||95th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||47||53.4%||95th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||11||19.3%||71st|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||45||33.1%||80th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||18||34.6%||82nd|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||54||37.2%||82nd|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||51||25.0%||57th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||61||35.5%||74th|
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