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Rep. William King

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 3rd District

King was the representative for Minnesota’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1875 to 1877.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

King faced an allegation of corruption and false testimony before congressional committee. On Aug. 9, 1876, the majority report of the Judiciary committee concluded 16-7 that the House had no jurisdiction to investigate an alleged offense committed in a previous Congress that was being reviewed by the courts.

Aug. 9, 1876 Majority report of the Judiciary committee concluded 16-7 that the House had no jurisdiction to investigate an alleged offense committed in a previous Congress that was being reviewed by the courts.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1875 to Mar 1877, King missed 255 of 328 roll call votes, which is 77.7%. This is much worse than the median of 26.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1877. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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