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Vice President William Wheeler

Former Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate)

Wheeler was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) and was a Republican. He served from 1877 to 1881.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1875 to 1877; the representative for New York’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for New York’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1869 to 1873; and the representative for New York’s 16th congressional district as a Republican from 1861 to 1863.

Photo of Vice President William Wheeler [R, 1877-1881]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1861 to Mar 1877, Wheeler missed 1,046 of 2,591 roll call votes, which is 40.4%. This is much worse than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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