Williams was the representative for Illinois’s 24th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1903 to 1905.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 1901 to 1903; the representative for Illinois’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 1899 to 1901; the representative for Illinois’s 19th congressional district as a Democrat from 1893 to 1895; the representative for Illinois’s 19th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; and the representative for Illinois’s 19th congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891.
From Dec 1889 to Mar 1905, Williams missed 295 of 1,683 roll call votes, which is 17.5%. This is better than the median of 29.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1905. 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 1889-Feb 1890||80||38||47.5%||81st|
|Dec 1890-Mar 1891||173||21||12.1%||14th|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||9||15.5%||23rd|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||24||29.6%||37th|
|Dec 1893-Mar 1894||134||13||9.7%||15th|
|Dec 1894-Mar 1895||48||4||8.3%||12th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||21||3||14.3%||14th|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||62||7||11.3%||11th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||19||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||9||7.9%||6th|
|Dec 1903-Apr 1904||49||8||16.3%||17th|
|Dec 1904-Mar 1905||32||1||3.1%||2nd|
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