Williams was the representative for Tennessee’s 11th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1851 to 1853.
He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 11th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851; the representative for Tennessee’s 13th congressional district as a Whig from 1839 to 1843; and the representative for Tennessee’s 13th congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839.
From Sep 1837 to Mar 1853, Williams missed 659 of 3,227 roll call votes, which is 20.4%. This is better than the median of 27.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1853. 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 1837-Feb 1838||52||9||17.3%||36th|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||145||18||12.4%||0th|
|Dec 1839-Feb 1840||170||34||20.0%||56th|
|Dec 1840-Mar 1841||123||23||18.7%||6th|
|Dec 1841-Mar 1842||204||16||7.8%||0th|
|Dec 1842-Mar 1843||172||38||22.1%||44th|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||20||18.5%||58th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||13||9.8%||12th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||96||11||11.5%||14th|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||114||38||33.3%||55th|
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