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Sen. Jennings Randolph

Former Senator from West Virginia, Democrat

Randolph, a Democrat, was a senator from West Virginia from 1958 to 1984.

He was previously the representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district (1933-1946).

Photo of Sen. Jennings Randolph [D-WV, 1958-1984]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Randolph is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Randolph was the primary sponsor of 28 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Randolph sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (26%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Immigration (13%) Environmental Protection (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Water Resources Development (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1984, Randolph missed 766 of 10,385 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is on par with the median of 6.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. 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: