Appleton was the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district and was a Constitutional Unionist. He served from 1861 to 1863.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1853 to 1855; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district as a Whig from 1851 to 1853.
From Dec 1851 to Aug 1861, Appleton missed 406 of 1,116 roll call votes, which is 36.4%. This is worse than the median of 27.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1861. 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 1851-Mar 1852||96||12||12.5%||22nd|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||30||26.3%||33rd|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||25||21.9%||36th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||26||16.8%||7th|
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