Sen. James Fulbright

Former Senator from Arkansas

Democrat

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1957-1974 Senator Arkansas
1945-1956 Senator Arkansas
1943-1944 Representative Arkansas's 3rd District

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1945 to Dec 1974, Fulbright missed 1,342 of 7,280 roll call votes, which is 18.4%. This is worse than the median of 11.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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