Coles was the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1843 to 1845.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1839 to 1843; the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839; and the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837.
From Dec 1835 to Mar 1845, Coles missed 804 of 3,256 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is on par with the median of 23.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1845. 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 1835-Feb 1836||57||7||12.3%||58th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||32||23.5%||38th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||2||3.8%||12th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||19||13.1%||8th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||28||16.5%||28th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||61||49.6%||79th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||43||21.1%||45th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||39||22.7%||52nd|
|Dec 1843-Feb 1844||140||49||35.0%||79th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||170||37||21.8%||43rd|
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