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Rep. John Schumaker

Former Representative for New York’s 2nd District

Schumaker was the representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1875 to 1877.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1869 to 1871.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Schumaker faced an allegation of corruption and false testimony before congressional committee. On Aug. 9, 1876, the majority report of the Judiciary committee concluded 16-7 that the House had no jurisdiction to investigate an alleged offense committed in a previous Congress that was being reviewed by the courts.

Aug. 9, 1876 Majority report of the Judiciary committee concluded 16-7 that the House had no jurisdiction to investigate an alleged offense committed in a previous Congress that was being reviewed by the courts.
Photo of Rep. John Schumaker [D-NY2, 1875-1877]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1869 to Mar 1877, Schumaker missed 817 of 1,436 roll call votes, which is 56.9%. This is much worse than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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