Ely was the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1811 to 1815.
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Federalist from 1807 to 1811; and the representative for Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district as a Federalist from 1805 to 1807.
From Dec 1805 to Mar 1815, Ely missed 143 of 1,352 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. This is better than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1815. 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 1805-Apr 1806||103||4||3.9%||6th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||1||1.8%||6th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||19||16.4%||47th|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||1||3.4%||11th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||21||20.2%||57th|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||82||8||9.8%||49th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||5||5.6%||12th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||110||11||10.0%||20th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||106||6||5.7%||19th|
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