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Rep. Jonathan Fisk

Former Representative for New York

Fisk was the representative for New York and was a Republican. He served from 1815 to 1817.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1813 to 1815; and the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1809 to 1811.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Fisk was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Fisk was one of them.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1809 to Mar 1815, Fisk missed 155 of 645 roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is worse than the median of 18.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1815. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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