Ball was the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1823 to 1825.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823; the representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1819 to 1821; and the representative for Virginia’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819.
From Dec 1817 to Feb 1824, Ball missed 53 of 359 roll call votes, which is 14.8%. This is on par with the median of 12.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1824. 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 1817-Apr 1818||64||12||18.8%||59th|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||4||9.5%||35th|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||13||14.8%||64th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||59||2||3.4%||15th|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||7||9.9%||51st|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||11||8||72.7%||98th|
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