Wheeler was Vice President of the United States 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.
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.
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 1861-Feb 1862||75||15||20.0%||71st|
|Dec 1862-Mar 1863||273||93||34.1%||69th|
|Dec 1869-Feb 1870||71||12||16.9%||52nd|
|Dec 1870-Mar 1871||158||80||50.6%||92nd|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||89||9||10.1%||30th|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||150||30||20.0%||45th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||78||23||29.5%||83rd|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||235||167||71.1%||94th|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||60||19||31.7%||75th|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||125||125||100.0%||99th|
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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo