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Rep. William Welch

Former Representative for Connecticut’s 4th District

Welch was the representative for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district and was an American. He served from 1855 to 1857.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Welch faced an allegation of accepting money for supporting the Minnesota land bill. On Feb. 19, 1857, a special committee recommended expulsion in the majority report. On Feb. 28, 1857, the House of Representatives found insufficient evidence to expel him, 119-42.

Feb. 19, 1857 Special committee recommended expulsion in the majority report.
Feb. 28, 1857 House of Representatives found insufficient evidence to expel, 119-42

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1855 to Mar 1857, Welch missed 226 of 729 roll call votes, which is 31.0%. This is worse than the median of 25.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1857. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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