Sen. George McGovern (D)

Former Senator from South Dakota

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1963-1980 Senator South Dakota
1957-1960 Representative South Dakota's 1st District
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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills McGovern sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McGovern is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, McGovern missed 1,978 of 7,907 roll call votes, which is 25.0%. This is much worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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