Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1859
Rep. Henry Bennett [R-NY21, 1857-1859] leaves office as Representative for New York's 21st congressional district.
Former Representative from New York’s 21st District, Republican
Bennett, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 21st congressional district from 1857 to 1859.
He was previously the representative for New York's 21st congressional district (1855-1857; Ind. Republican-Democrat); the representative for New York's 21st congressional district (1853-1855; Whig); the representative for New York's 22nd congressional district (1851-1853; Whig); and the representative for New York's 22nd congressional district (1849-1851; Whig).
From Dec 1849 to Mar 1859, Bennett missed 832 of 2,911 roll call votes, which is 28.6%. This is worse than the median of 23.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1859. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||28||25.9%||83rd|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||32||24.1%||52nd|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||44||45.8%||92nd|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||39||34.2%||72nd|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||114||54||47.4%||92nd|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||155||41||26.5%||62nd|
|Dec 1855-Mar 1856||177||35||19.8%||64th|
|Dec 1856-Mar 1857||231||52||22.5%||63rd|
|Dec 1857-Feb 1858||104||19||18.3%||50th|
|Dec 1858-Mar 1859||196||63||32.1%||73rd|
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