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Rep. Daniel Cruger

Former Representative for New York’s 20th District

Cruger was the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1817 to 1819.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Cruger was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Cruger was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1817 to Mar 1819, Cruger missed 12 of 106 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is better than the median of 15.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1819. 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.

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Primary Sources

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