Fenton was a senator from New York and was a Liberal Republican. He served from 1869 to 1875.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 31st congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865; the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863; the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district as a Republican from 1859 to 1861; the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district as a Republican from 1857 to 1859; and the representative for New York’s 33rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855.
From Mar 1869 to Mar 1875, Fenton missed 899 of 1,965 roll call votes, which is 45.8%. This is much worse than the median of 31.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1875. 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 1869-Feb 1870||81||11||13.6%||35th|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||194||101||52.1%||78th|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||22||27.8%||54th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||195||89||45.6%||79th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||57||17||29.8%||65th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||149||96||64.4%||91st|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo