Smith was a senator from Connecticut and was a Whig. He served from 1849 to 1855.
He was previously the representative for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; the representative for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1839 to 1843.
From Mar 1849 to Dec 1854, Smith missed 157 of 997 roll call votes, which is 15.7%. This is better than the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1854. 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||22||5||22.7%||68th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||11||7.8%||22nd|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||4||10.5%||14th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||12||9.4%||13th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||29||56.9%||84th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||1||0||0.0%||0th|
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