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Rep. Dan Kuykendall

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 8th District

Kuykendall was the representative for Tennessee’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1967 to 1972.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kuykendall is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Kuykendall sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kuykendall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (38%) Law (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) International Affairs (8%) Education (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Kuykendall recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1974, Kuykendall missed 547 of 2,648 roll call votes, which is 20.7%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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