Rep. Elijah Ward

Former Representative from New York’s 8th District, Democrat

Ward, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 8th congressional district from 1875 to 1877.

He was previously the representative for New York's 6th congressional district (1863-1865); the representative for New York's 7th congressional district (1861-1863); and the representative for New York's 7th congressional district (1857-1859).

Voting Record

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.

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