Van Aernam was the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1881 to 1883.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district as a Republican from 1879 to 1881; and the representative for New York’s 31st congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1869.
From Dec 1865 to Mar 1883, Van Aernam missed 480 of 2,118 roll call votes, which is 22.7%. This is better than the median of 28.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1883. 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 1865-Feb 1866||105||8||7.6%||33rd|
|Dec 1866-Mar 1867||224||32||14.3%||41st|
|Dec 1867-Feb 1868||142||19||13.4%||15th|
|Dec 1868-Mar 1869||197||46||23.4%||50th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||4||11.4%||24th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||47||39.5%||79th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||19||25.3%||40th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||22||22.0%||36th|
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