Rep. Ancher Nelsen

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 2nd District, Republican

Nelsen, a Republican, was the representative for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district from 1959 to 1974.


Our unique analysis of the bills Nelsen sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Nelsen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Nelsen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (27%) Health (17%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Private Legislation (12%) Taxation (10%) Environmental Protection (7%) Education (5%) Commerce (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1959 to Dec 1974, Nelsen missed 356 of 3,693 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. 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

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