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Sen. William Allison

Former Senator for Iowa

Allison was a senator from Iowa and was a Republican. He served from 1903 to 1909.

He was previously a senator from Iowa as a Republican from 1891 to 1903; a senator from Iowa as a Republican from 1885 to 1891; a senator from Iowa as a Republican from 1873 to 1885; the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1871; and the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Allison faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee made no recommendation.

Feb. 27, 1873 Morrill Committee made no recommendation.
Photo of Sen. William Allison [R-IA, 1903-1909]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1873 to May 1908, Allison missed 1,656 of 6,698 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is on par with the median of 26.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 1908. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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