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Sen. Adlai Stevenson III

Former Senator for Illinois

Stevenson was a senator from Illinois and was a Democrat. He served from 1970 to 1980.

Photo of Sen. Adlai Stevenson [D-IL, 1970-1980]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stevenson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1980 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 Stevenson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Stevenson was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

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

Missed Votes

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

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