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Rep. John Van Voorhis

Former Representative for New York’s 31st District

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

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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