Potter was the representative for New York’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1877 to 1879.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for New York’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1869 to 1873.
From Mar 1869 to Mar 1879, Potter missed 724 of 2,002 roll call votes, which is 36.2%. This is much worse than the median of 22.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1879. 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 1869-Feb 1870||71||19||26.8%||75th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||41||25.9%||62nd|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||27||30.3%||79th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||64||42.7%||76th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||31||39.7%||88th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||99||42.1%||84th|
|Dec 1877-Feb 1878||56||22||39.3%||87th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||66||56.9%||95th|
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