Rep. Silas Halsey
Former Representative for New York’s 17th District
Halsey was the representative for New York’s 17th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1805 to 1807.
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From Dec 1805 to Mar 1807, Halsey missed 8 of 158 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is better than the median of 17.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1807. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1805-Apr 1806||103||5||4.9%||12th|
|Dec 1806-Mar 1807||55||3||5.5%||15th|
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