Rep. William Elliott
Former Representative for South Carolina’s 1st District
Elliott was the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1901 to 1903.
He was previously the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1899 to 1901; the representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1895 to 1899; the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; and the representative for South Carolina’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889.
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1887 to Mar 1903, Elliott missed 612 of 1,624 roll call votes, which is 37.7%. This is on par with the median of 31.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1903. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1887-Feb 1888||39||5||12.8%||19th|
|Dec 1888-Mar 1889||113||24||21.2%||15th|
|Dec 1889-Feb 1890||80||38||47.5%||81st|
|Dec 1891-Mar 1892||58||28||48.3%||77th|
|Dec 1892-Mar 1893||81||29||35.8%||67th|
|Dec 1895-Feb 1896||18||4||22.2%||60th|
|Dec 1897-Feb 1898||29||5||17.2%||29th|
|Dec 1898-Mar 1899||37||9||24.3%||40th|
|Dec 1899-Feb 1900||21||9||42.9%||82nd|
|Dec 1900-Mar 1901||62||21||33.9%||59th|
|Dec 1901-Feb 1902||19||6||31.6%||68th|
|Dec 1902-Mar 1903||114||68||59.6%||84th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo