Rep. Frank Denholm

Former Representative from South Dakota’s 1st District, Democrat

Denholm, a Democrat, was the representative for South Dakota's 1st congressional district from 1971 to 1974.


Our unique analysis of the bills Denholm 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). Denholm is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Denholm sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (29%) Housing and Community Development (17%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Law (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1974, Denholm missed 157 of 1,727 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. 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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