Sen. Adlai Stevenson III

Former Senator from Illinois, Democrat

Stevenson, a Democrat, was a senator from Illinois from 1970 to 1980.



Our unique analysis of the bills Stevenson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Stevenson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stevenson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Energy (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Taxation (7%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Nov 1970 to Dec 1980, Stevenson missed 611 of 5,683 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is on par with the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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