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Sen. Elbridge Lapham

Former Senator for New York

Lapham was a senator from New York and was a Republican. He served from 1881 to 1885.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district as a Republican from 1877 to 1881; and the representative for New York’s 27th congressional district as a Republican from 1875 to 1877.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Lapham faced an allegation of election corruption. On Dec. 3, 1881, the Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended in an oral report that no further action for lack of evidence of wrongdoing. On Dec. 13, 1881, the Senate discharged the committee from further action.

Dec. 3, 1881 Committee on Privileges and Elections recommended in an oral report that no further action for lack of evidence of wrongdoing.
Dec. 13, 1881 Senate discharged the committee from further action
Photo of Sen. Elbridge Lapham [R-NY, 1881-1885]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Oct 1881 to Mar 1885, Lapham missed 420 of 1,230 roll call votes, which is 34.1%. This is on par with the median of 32.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1885. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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