Van Cortlandt was the representative for New York’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1807 to 1809.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1805 to 1807; the representative for New York’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1803 to 1805; the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1801 to 1803; the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1799 to 1801; the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1795 to 1799; and the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1793 to 1795.
From Jan 1794 to Mar 1809, Van Cortlandt missed 365 of 1,070 roll call votes, which is 34.1%. This is much worse than the median of 19.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1809. 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|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||1||6.7%||23rd|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||13||32.5%||70th|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||8||42.1%||86th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||21||47.7%||82nd|
|Dec 1799-May 1800||54||21||38.9%||96th|
|Nov 1800-Mar 1801||42||9||21.4%||73rd|
|Dec 1801-May 1802||94||20||21.3%||67th|
|Dec 1802-Mar 1803||48||8||16.7%||61st|
|Oct 1803-Mar 1804||97||49||50.5%||91st|
|Nov 1804-Mar 1805||35||18||51.4%||91st|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||41||39.8%||80th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||23||41.8%||84th|
|Nov 1808-Mar 1809||116||31||26.7%||70th|
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