Elections and Offices — Mar 3, 1855
Sen. William Dawson [W-GA, 1849-1855] leaves office as Senator from Georgia.
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Former Senator from Georgia, Whig
Dawson, a Whig, was a senator from Georgia from 1849 to 1855.
He was previously the representative for Georgia (1839-1843); the representative for Georgia (1837-1839); and the representative for Georgia (1835-1837).
From Mar 1849 to Mar 1855, Dawson missed 228 of 1,403 roll call votes, which is 16.3%. This is better than the median of 25.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1855. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||8||5.7%||6th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||38||7||18.4%||33rd|
|Dec 1852-Mar 1853||127||26||20.5%||38th|
|Dec 1853-Mar 1854||51||19||37.3%||62nd|
|Dec 1854-Mar 1855||178||7||3.9%||3rd|
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