From Dec 1798 to Mar 1817, Wells missed 224 of 789 roll call votes, which is 28.4%. This is much worse than the median of 11.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1817. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||27||3||11.1%||0th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800||81||13||16.0%||0th|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||60||9||15.0%||0th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||27||2||7.4%||0th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||104||47||45.2%||67th|
|Dec 1813-Apr 1814||89||28||31.5%||88th|
|Dec 1814-Feb 1815||86||31||36.0%||89th|
|Dec 1815-Apr 1816||136||38||27.9%||67th|
|Dec 1816-Mar 1817||53||9||17.0%||69th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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