Sen. James Eastland (D)

Former Senator from Mississippi

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1961-1978 Senator Mississippi
1943-1960 Senator Mississippi
1941-1941 Senator Mississippi

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1941 to Oct 1978, Eastland missed 1,709 of 9,982 roll call votes, which is 17.1%. This is worse than the median of 10.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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