Sen. George McGovern

Former Senator from South Dakota

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1963-1980 Senator,
South Dakota
1959-1960 Representative,
South Dakota's 1st District
1957-1958 Representative,
South Dakota's 1st District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

McGovern was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from McGovern’s time serving in the Senate. McGovern’s bills had a total of 168 cosponsors in the 96th Congress.

Use this chart to compare McGovern to other members of the Senate in the 96th 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 McGovern’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, McGovern missed 1,878 of 7,765 roll call votes, which is 24.2%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% 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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