Chapin was the representative for New York’s 25th congressional district and was a Jackson. He served from 1835 to 1837.
From Dec 1835 to Mar 1837, Chapin missed 82 of 459 roll call votes, which is 17.9%. This is on par with the median of 21.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1837. 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 1835-Feb 1836||57||2||3.5%||13th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||136||23||16.9%||29th|
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