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Sen. William Archer

Former Senator for Virginia

Archer was a senator from Virginia and was a Whig. He served from 1841 to 1847.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as a Jackson from 1831 to 1833; the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831; the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829; the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827; the representative for Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as a Whig from 1823 to 1825; the representative for Virginia’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1821 to 1823; and the representative for Virginia’s 17th congressional district as a Republican from 1819 to 1821.

Photo of Sen. William Archer [W-VA, 1841-1847]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1841 to Mar 1847, Archer missed 218 of 1,510 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. This is on par with the median of 16.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1847. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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