Briggs was the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1859 to 1861.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for New York’s 5th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851.
From Dec 1849 to Mar 1861, Briggs missed 214 of 1,460 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is better than the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1861. 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 1849-Feb 1850||108||4||3.7%||5th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||18||13.5%||27th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||13||13.5%||26th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||19||16.7%||22nd|
|Dec 1859-Feb 1860||69||11||15.9%||55th|
|Dec 1860-Mar 1861||141||16||11.3%||21st|
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