Gallagher was the representative for New Jersey’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1959 to 1972.
Gallagher faced an allegation of tax evasion and perjury. In 1972, he was defeated in the primary. On Jun. 15, 1973, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
|1972||Defeated in the primary.|
|Jun. 15, 1973||Pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.|
From Jan 1959 to Oct 1972, Gallagher missed 636 of 2,615 roll call votes, which is 24.3%. This is much worse than the median of 10.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1972. 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|
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