Rep. John Anderson

Former Representative from Illinois’s 16th District, Republican

Anderson, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district from 1961 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Anderson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Anderson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Anderson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (38%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Taxation (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Energy (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Environmental Protection (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1961 to Dec 1980, Anderson missed 2,113 of 7,602 roll call votes, which is 27.8%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: