Van Rensselaer was the representative for New York’s 7th congressional district and was a Federalist. He served from 1809 to 1811.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district as a Federalist from 1807 to 1809; the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district as a Federalist from 1805 to 1807; the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district as a Federalist from 1803 to 1805; and the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district as a Federalist from 1801 to 1803.
From Dec 1801 to Mar 1811, Van Rensselaer missed 237 of 960 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is worse than the median of 19.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1811. 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 1801-May 1802||94||33||35.1%||83rd|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||22||45.8%||86th|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||35||36.1%||83rd|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||20||57.1%||96th|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||10||9.7%||27th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||18||32.7%||78th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||29||25.0%||69th|
|Dec 1809-Jan 1810||29||2||6.9%||24th|
|Dec 1810-Mar 1811||104||26||25.0%||64th|
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