Rep. Harold Ford (D)

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 9th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1983-1996 Representative Tennessee's 9th District
1975-1982 Representative Tennessee's 8th District
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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ford 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Sep 1996, Ford missed 2,211 of 11,914 roll call votes, which is 18.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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