Edwards was the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district and was an American. He served from 1855 to 1857.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Edwards faced an allegation of accepting money for supporting legislation. On Feb. 19, 1857, a special committee recommended expulsion in the majority report. On Feb. 28, 1857, the House of Representatives expulsion resolution was tabled after his resignation.
|Feb. 19, 1857||Special committee recommended expulsion in the majority report.|
|Feb. 28, 1857||House of Representatives expulsion resolution was tabled after his resignation|
From Dec 1855 to Feb 1857, Edwards missed 246 of 684 roll call votes, which is 36.0%. This is much worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1857. 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 1855-Mar 1856||177||66||37.3%||86th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||186||68||36.6%||80th|
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