Sen. James Eastland

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


Sponsorship Analysis

Eastland was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Eastland’s time serving in the Senate. Eastland’s bills had a total of 26 cosponsors in the 95th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Eastland to other members of the Senate in the 95th 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 Eastland’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jun 1941 to Oct 1978, Eastland missed 1,699 of 9,581 roll call votes, which is 17.7%. 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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