Fitch was the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1811 to 1813.
From Nov 1811 to Mar 1813, Fitch missed 24 of 314 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is better than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1813. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Nov 1811-Feb 1812||82||3||3.7%||13th|
|Nov 1812-Mar 1813||90||5||5.6%||11th|
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