Smith was the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.
He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859; the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855; and the representative for Virginia’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 1841 to 1843.
From Dec 1841 to Mar 1861, Smith missed 979 of 3,027 roll call votes, which is 32.3%. This is worse than the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||30||14.7%||0th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||60||34.9%||43rd|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||50||43.9%||86th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||40||25.8%||64th|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||47||26.6%||79th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||39||16.9%||49th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||104||58||55.8%||96th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||196||60||30.6%||79th|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||13||18.8%||60th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||113||80.1%||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