Rives was a senator from Virginia and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1845.
He was previously a senator from Virginia as a Democrat from 1836 to 1839; a senator from Virginia as a Jackson from 1832 to 1835; the representative for Virginia as a Jacksonian from 1829 to 1831; the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829; the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; and the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district as a Jacksonian from 1823 to 1825.
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