Sen. James Pearson

Former Senator from Kansas, Republican

Pearson, a Republican, was a senator from Kansas from 1962 to 1978.


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pearson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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