Sen. Howard Baker Jr.

Former Senator from Tennessee


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1967-1984 Senator Tennessee

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1984, Baker missed 1,576 of 8,486 roll call votes, which is 18.6%. This is worse than the median of 6.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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