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Sen. James Pearson

Former Senator for Kansas

Pearson was a senator from Kansas and was a Republican. He served from 1962 to 1978.

Photo of Sen. James Pearson [R-KS, 1962-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pearson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Pearson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Pearson was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pearson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Commerce (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Energy (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Private Legislation (9%) Taxation (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1962 to Oct 1978, Pearson missed 985 of 7,072 roll call votes, which is 13.9%. This is on par with the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: