Rep. John Buchanan Jr.

Former Representative from Alabama’s 6th District, Republican

Buchanan, a Republican, was the representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district from 1965 to 1980.


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

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Buchanan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (47%) Private Legislation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Taxation (7%) Education (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1965 to Dec 1980, Buchanan missed 535 of 7,129 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is on par with 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

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