Birdsall was the representative for New York’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1815 to 1817.
From Dec 1815 to Mar 1817, Birdsall missed 37 of 113 roll call votes, which is 32.7%. This is much worse than the median of 16.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1817. 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 1815-Apr 1816||72||26||36.1%||77th|
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