Brown was the representative for Virginia and was an Unconditional Unionist. He served from 1863 to 1865.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as an Unionist from 1861 to 1863; the representative for Virginia’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1847 to 1849; and the representative for Virginia’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847.
From Dec 1845 to Mar 1865, Brown missed 773 of 2,358 roll call votes, which is 32.8%. This is on par with the median of 28.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1865. 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 1845-Mar 1846||149||19||12.8%||0th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||20||11.2%||0th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||31||30.7%||50th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||58||37.4%||83rd|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||29||38.7%||83rd|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||76||27.8%||42nd|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||23||17.7%||38th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||104||60.8%||91st|
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