King was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) and was a Democratic. He served from 1853 to 1853.
He was previously a senator from Alabama as a Democrat from 1848 to 1853; a senator from Alabama as a Democrat from 1835 to 1845; a senator from Alabama as a Jackson from 1829 to 1835; a senator from Alabama as a Jackson from 1823 to 1829; a senator from Alabama as a Republican from 1819 to 1823; the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1815 to 1817; and the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1811 to 1815.
From Jan 1820 to Jan 1853, King missed 491 of 4,770 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is better than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1853. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||52||11||21.2%||0th|
|Dec 1822-Mar 1823||29||3||10.3%||0th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||130||15||11.5%||0th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||48||4||8.3%||0th|
|Dec 1825-May 1826||124||12||9.7%||0th|
|Dec 1826-Mar 1827||103||8||7.8%||50th|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||175||14||8.0%||0th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||63||43||68.3%||50th|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||178||10||5.6%||0th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||83||8||9.6%||0th|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||13||1||7.7%||0th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||137||20||14.6%||0th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||7||3.7%||0th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||2||3.2%||0th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||5||3.7%||0th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||2||2.8%||0th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||1||2.3%||17th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||18||14.2%||60th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||9||11.2%||26th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||4||18.2%||58th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||13||9.2%||24th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||3||7.9%||8th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||17||17||100.0%||97th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo