Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1843
Rep. William Calhoun [W-MA8, 1839-1843] leaves office as Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 8th District, Whig
Calhoun, a Whig, was the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district from 1839 to 1843.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district (1837-1839); and the representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district (1835-1837).
From Dec 1835 to Mar 1843, Calhoun missed 548 of 2,659 roll call votes, which is 20.6%. This is better than the median of 26.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1843. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||57||2||3.5%||10th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||19||14.0%||23rd|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||52||4||7.7%||27th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||24||16.6%||28th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||30||17.6%||48th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||29||23.6%||39th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||54||26.5%||63rd|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||34||19.8%||40th|
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