Covert was the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1893 to 1895.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; and the representative for New York’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1877 to 1881.
From Oct 1877 to Mar 1895, Covert missed 718 of 2,080 roll call votes, which is 34.5%. This is on par with the median of 37.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1895. 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 1877-Feb 1878||56||1||1.8%||0th|
|Dec 1878-Mar 1879||116||17||14.7%||19th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||35||14||40.0%||78th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||21||17.6%||33rd|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||42||52.5%||74th|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||63||36.4%||62nd|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||16||27.6%||38th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||22||27.2%||30th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||62||46.3%||51st|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||16||33.3%||67th|
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