From Jan 1817 to Mar 1831, Smith missed 146 of 1,003 roll call votes, which is 14.6%. This is on par with the median of 12.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1831. 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 1816-Mar 1817||42||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1817-Apr 1818||67||6||9.0%||17th|
|Dec 1818-Mar 1819||65||42||64.6%||86th|
|Dec 1820-Mar 1821||52||4||7.7%||30th|
|Dec 1822-Mar 1823||29||8||27.6%||62nd|
|Dec 1826-Mar 1827||103||3||2.9%||3rd|
|Dec 1827-May 1828||175||35||20.0%||86th|
|Dec 1828-Mar 1829||63||3||4.8%||40th|
|Dec 1829-May 1830||178||12||6.7%||46th|
|Dec 1830-Mar 1831||83||26||31.3%||82nd|
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