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Rep. William Barksdale

Former Representative for Mississippi’s 3rd District

Barksdale was the representative for Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.

He was previously the representative for Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1857 to 1859; the representative for Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1855 to 1857; and the representative for Mississippi as a Democrat from 1853 to 1855.

Photo of Rep. William Barksdale [D-MS3, 1859-1861]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1853 to Jan 1861, Barksdale missed 532 of 2,220 roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is on par with the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1861. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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