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|
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.
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 1881-Mar 1882||96||39||40.6%||68th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||401||159||39.7%||63rd|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||65||22||33.8%||51st|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||171||40||23.4%||30th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo