skip to main content

Rep. John Chanler

Former Representative for New York’s 7th District

Chanler was the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1865 to 1869.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865.


Chanler faced an allegation of “[A]ttempted a gross insult to the House” by proposing a resolution supporting vetoes issued by President Johnson on May 14, 1864 and on the same day the House of Representatives censured him, 72-30.

May. 14, 1866 House of Representatives censured, 72-30

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1863 to Mar 1869, Chanler missed 695 of 1,930 roll call votes, which is 36.0%. This is worse than the median of 26.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1869. 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.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: