Rives, a Whig, was a senator from Virginia from 1841 to 1845.
He was previously a senator from Virginia (1836-1839; Democrat); a senator from Virginia (1832-1835; Jackson); the representative for Virginia (1829-1831; Jacksonian); the representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district (1827-1829; Jackson); the representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district (1825-1827; Jackson); and the representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district (1823-1825; Jacksonian).
From Feb 1832 to Mar 1845, Rives missed 738 of 2,125 roll call votes, which is 34.7%. This is much worse than the median of 16.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1845. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1831-Feb 1832||1||1||100.0%||83rd|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||133||71||53.4%||83rd|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||10||3||30.0%||88th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||38||20.0%||57th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||14||22.2%||69th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||62||46.3%||88th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||49||16||32.7%||83rd|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||18||40.9%||78th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||62||48.8%||95th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||95||49||51.6%||98th|
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