Rep. William Burwell
Former Representative for Virginia’s 14th District
Burwell was the representative for Virginia’s 14th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1819 to 1821.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 14th congressional district as a Republican from 1817 to 1819; the representative for Virginia’s 14th congressional district as a Republican from 1815 to 1817; the representative for Virginia’s 14th congressional district as a Republican from 1813 to 1815; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1811 to 1813; the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1807 to 1811; and the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Republican from 1805 to 1807.
From Dec 1806 to Feb 1821, Burwell missed 409 of 1,590 roll call votes, which is 25.7%. This is worse than the median of 14.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1821. 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 1806-Mar 1807||55||2||3.6%||0th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||35||30.2%||53rd|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||5||17.2%||50th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||26||25.0%||50th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||82||14||17.1%||67th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||26||28.9%||76th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||110||35||31.8%||77th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||106||40||37.7%||92nd|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||72||41||56.9%||85th|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||64||10||15.6%||53rd|
|Nov 1818-Mar 1819||42||11||26.2%||82nd|
|Dec 1819-May 1820||88||6||6.8%||27th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||34||18||52.9%||92nd|
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