Putnam was the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1849 to 1851.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district as a Whig from 1847 to 1849; and the representative for New York’s 29th congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839.
From Dec 1838 to Mar 1851, Putnam missed 215 of 1,195 roll call votes, which is 18.0%. This is on par with the median of 21.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1851. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||30||20.7%||25th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||4||4.0%||3rd|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||20||12.9%||25th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||13||12.0%||34th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||28||21.1%||48th|
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