Laurance was a senator from New York and was a Federalist. He served from 1796 to 1801.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district as (unknown party) from 1791 to 1793; and the representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district as (unknown party) from 1789 to 1791.
From Jan 1797 to May 1800, Laurance missed 55 of 303 roll call votes, which is 18.2%. This is on par with the median of 15.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1800. 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 1797-Feb 1798||17||16||94.1%||96th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||36||17||47.2%||96th|
|Dec 1799-May 1800||81||13||16.0%||64th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo