Sessions was the representative for New York’s 34th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1885 to 1887.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 32nd congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; and the representative for New York’s 31st congressional district as a Republican from 1871 to 1873.
From Mar 1871 to Mar 1887, Sessions missed 354 of 1,297 roll call votes, which is 27.3%. This is on par with the median of 28.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1887. 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 1871-Feb 1872||89||27||30.3%||79th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||38||25.3%||52nd|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||8||10.3%||42nd|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||75||31.9%||55th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||39||14||35.9%||72nd|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||103||37||35.9%||72nd|
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