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Rep. William Widnall

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 7th District

Widnall was the representative for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1949 to 1974.

Photo of Rep. William Widnall [R-NJ7, 1949-1974]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Widnall is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Widnall sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Widnall was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Widnall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Housing and Community Development (30%) Finance and Financial Sector (24%) Private Legislation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Widnall’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1950 to Dec 1974, Widnall missed 407 of 4,507 roll call votes, which is 9.0%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: