Sen. Barry Goldwater

Former Senator from Arizona

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1969-1986 Senator,
1959-1964 Senator,
1953-1958 Senator,

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Goldwater was a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Goldwater’s time serving in the Senate. Goldwater’s bills had a total of 299 cosponsors in the 99th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Goldwater to other members of the Senate in the 99th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1986, Goldwater missed 3,323 of 10,510 roll call votes, which is 31.6%. This is worse than the median of 5.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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