Mangum was a senator from North Carolina and was a Whig. He served from 1847 to 1853.
He was previously a senator from North Carolina as a Whig from 1840 to 1847; a senator from North Carolina as a Jackson from 1831 to 1836; the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1826; and the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district as a Jacksonian from 1823 to 1825.
From Dec 1831 to Mar 1853, Mangum missed 816 of 3,682 roll call votes, which is 22.2%. This is on par with the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1853. 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 1831-Feb 1832||13||1||7.7%||0th|
|Dec 1832-Mar 1833||137||55||40.1%||67th|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||3||14.3%||50th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||71||5||7.0%||20th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||44||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||127||9||7.1%||0th|
|Dec 1844-Mar 1845||95||17||17.9%||71st|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||29||4||13.8%||69th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||126||10||7.9%||19th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||5||6.1%||10th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||35||43.8%||94th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||3||13.6%||35th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||66||46.8%||92nd|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||20||52.6%||77th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||56||44.1%||86th|
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