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Rep. Ezekiel Gilbert

Former Representative for New York’s 6th District

Gilbert was the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1795 to 1797.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district as a Federalist from 1793 to 1795.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Gilbert was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Gilbert was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1794 to Mar 1797, Gilbert missed 8 of 152 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is better than the median of 15.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1797. 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.

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Primary Sources

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