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Rep. Sherrod Williams

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 4th District

Williams was the representative for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district and was a Whig. He served from 1839 to 1841.

He was previously the representative for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district as a Whig from 1837 to 1839; and the representative for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district as a Whig from 1835 to 1837.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Williams faced an allegation of insulting the chair of the Committee of the Whole during debate by yelling "I shall not take my seat. You take yours!" and "I call you to order!" on July 2, 1836. On Jul. 4, 1836, the House of Representatives informally censured him, then later revoked the censure.

Jul. 4, 1836 House of Representatives informally censured him, then later revoked the censure

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1835 to Mar 1841, Williams missed 684 of 1,685 roll call votes, which is 40.6%. This is worse than the median of 30.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1841. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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