Wright was a senator from New Jersey and was a Democrat. He served from 1863 to 1867.
He was previously a senator from New Jersey as a Democrat from 1853 to 1859; the representative for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1845 to 1847; and the representative for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district as an Ind. Whig from 1843 to 1845.
From Mar 1853 to Jan 1867, Wright missed 1,416 of 2,577 roll call votes, which is 54.9%. This is much worse than the median of 23.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1867. 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 1853-Mar 1854||51||23||45.1%||80th|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||66||37.1%||83rd|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||144||63||43.8%||80th|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||57||13||22.8%||71st|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||269||172||63.9%||86th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||69||17||24.6%||80th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||161||63||39.1%||88th|
|Dec 1865-Feb 1866||37||25||67.6%||95th|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||1||0||0.0%||0th|
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