Van Voorhis was the representative for New York’s 31st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1893 to 1895.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 30th congressional district as a Republican from 1881 to 1883; and the representative for New York’s 30th congressional district as a Republican from 1879 to 1881.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Voorhis faced an allegation of insulting another member during debate on March 1, 1883. Voorhis apologized prior to a censure vote and on Mar. 1, 1883, the House of Representatives failed to censure him, 66-78.
|Mar. 1, 1883||House of Representatives Voorhis apologized prior to a censure vote and the censure vote failed, 66-78|
From Mar 1879 to Mar 1895, Van Voorhis missed 608 of 1,161 roll call votes, which is 52.4%. This is worse than the median of 37.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1895. 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 1879-Feb 1880||35||13||37.1%||70th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||119||47||39.5%||89th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||75||36||48.0%||86th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||100||48||48.0%||94th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||116||86.6%||94th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||19||39.6%||77th|
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