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Rep. John Benedict Steele

Former Representative for New York’s 13th District

Steele was the representative for New York’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1863 to 1865.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 1861 to 1863.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1861 to Mar 1865, Steele missed 360 of 1,238 roll call votes, which is 29.1%. This is on par with the median of 28.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1865. 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.

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Primary Sources

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