Hinshaw was the representative for California’s 40th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1976.
He was previously the representative for California’s 39th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1974.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
On Sep. 1, 1976, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Hinshaw for state bribery charges for conduct prior to election (convicted) and recommended against expulsion due to lack of jurisdiction for actions committed prior to service in House, 10-2. On Oct. 1, 1976, the House of Representatives expulsion resolution was tabled On Jun. 8, 1976, he lost the primary.
|Jun. 8, 1976||Lost the primary.|
|Sep. 1, 1976||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended against expulsion due to lack of jurisdiction for actions committed prior to service in House, 10-2|
|Oct. 1, 1976||House of Representatives expulsion resolution was tabled|
Hinshaw is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Hinshaw sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Hinshaw sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hinshaw’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8798 (94th): A bill to provide that the U.S. Postal Service may not require ...
- H.R. 8651 (94th): A bill to provide that the U.S. Postal Service may not require ...
- H.R. 7608 (94th): A bill to permit certain cooperative and condominium associations to accrue without ...
- H.R. 6873 (94th): A bill appropriating funds for the San Luis Rey River project, Calif.
- H.R. 5083 (94th): A bill to provide that the U.S. Postal Service may not require ...
- H.R. 4417 (94th): A bill to provide for determination through judicial proceedings of claims for ...
- H.R. 4416 (94th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to ...
From Jan 1973 to Oct 1976, Hinshaw missed 1,012 of 2,351 roll call votes, which is 43.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills