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.|
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.
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 1869-Feb 1870||71||28||39.4%||91st|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||53||33.5%||73rd|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||26||33.3%||85th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||175||74.5%||96th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||38||63.3%||96th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||90||72.0%||97th|
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