Rep. Egbert Benson
Former Representative for New York’s 2nd District
Benson was the representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1813 to 1815.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Federalist from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Federalist from 1789 to 1791.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From May 1789 to Aug 1813, Benson missed 27 of 283 roll call votes, which is 9.5%. This is better than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 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|
|Dec 1790-Mar 1791||23||3||13.0%||60th|
|Nov 1792-Mar 1793||41||3||7.3%||20th|
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