Rep. William Wolfe Cohen
Former Representative for New York’s 17th District
Cohen was the representative for New York’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1927 to 1929.
From Dec 1927 to Mar 1929, Cohen missed 12 of 72 roll call votes, which is 16.7%. This is on par with the median of 16.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1929. 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 1927-May 1928||54||5||9.3%||28th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||18||7||38.9%||75th|
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