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Rep. Porter Sheldon

Former Representative for New York’s 31st District

Sheldon was the representative for New York’s 31st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1869 to 1871.

Photo of Rep. Porter Sheldon [R-NY31, 1869-1871]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1869 to Mar 1871, Sheldon missed 264 of 634 roll call votes, which is 41.6%. This is much worse than the median of 25.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1871. 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.

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Primary Sources

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