Davis was the representative for South Carolina and was a Nullifier. He served from 1835 to 1837.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Nullifier from 1833 to 1835; the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Nullifier from 1831 to 1833; the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831; and the representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829.
From Dec 1827 to Mar 1835, Davis missed 575 of 1,294 roll call votes, which is 44.4%. This is much worse than the median of 18.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1835. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||160||50||31.2%||87th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||73||36||49.3%||94th|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||185||37||20.0%||74th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||88||22||25.0%||86th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||53||8||15.1%||74th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||143||69||48.3%||96th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||35||15||42.9%||94th|
|Dec 1834-Mar 1835||105||104||99.0%||99th|
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