Ward was the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1875 to 1877.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865; the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1861 to 1863; and the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859.
From Dec 1857 to Mar 1877, Ward missed 1,095 of 2,114 roll call votes, which is 51.8%. This is much worse than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. 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 1857-Feb 1858||104||47||45.2%||88th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||196||79||40.3%||88th|
|Dec 1861-Feb 1862||75||24||32.0%||86th|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||163||59.7%||85th|
|Dec 1863-Feb 1864||130||91||70.0%||95th|
|Dec 1864-Mar 1865||171||110||64.3%||95th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||25||41.7%||87th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||84||67.2%||96th|
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