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Rep. Robert Safford Hale

Former Representative for New York’s 17th District

Hale was the representative for New York’s 17th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 16th congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1867.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1865 to Mar 1875, Hale missed 473 of 1,087 roll call votes, which is 43.5%. This is much worse than the median of 22.4% among the lifetime records of representatives 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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