Sen. Harrison Williams Jr.

Former Senator from New Jersey, Democrat

Williams, a Democrat, was a senator from New Jersey from 1959 to 1982.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district (1953-1956).



Our unique analysis of the bills Williams sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Williams is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Williams was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Williams sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Labor and Employment (18%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Private Legislation (9%) Taxation (9%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Williams’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Mar 1982, Williams missed 961 of 9,306 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is worse than the median of 7.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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