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Rep. William Oates

Former Representative for Alabama’s 3rd District

Oates was the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1893 to 1895.

He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889; the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1885 to 1887; the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1883 to 1885; and the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1881 to 1883.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1881 to Aug 1894, Oates missed 914 of 2,525 roll call votes, which is 36.2%. This is on par with the median of 37.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1894. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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