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Rep. William Gilbert

Former Representative for New York’s 23rd District

Gilbert was the representative for New York’s 23rd congressional district and was an Ind. Republican-Democrat. He served from 1855 to 1857.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Gilbert faced an allegation of accepting money for supporting the Minnesota land bill. On Feb. 19, 1857, a special committee recommended expulsion in the majority report. On Feb. 28, 1857, in the House of Representatives the expulsion resolution was tabled after his resignation.

Feb. 19, 1857 Special committee recommended expulsion in the majority report.
Feb. 28, 1857 House of Representatives expulsion resolution was tabled after his resignation

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1855 to Feb 1857, Gilbert missed 212 of 684 roll call votes, which is 31.0%. This is worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1857. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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