Rep. John Patman

Former Representative from Texas’s 1st District, Democrat

Patman, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 1st congressional district from 1931 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Texas's 1st congressional district (1929-1931).



Our unique analysis of the bills Patman 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Patman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Patman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (26%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Education (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Apr 1929 to Mar 1976, Patman missed 1,089 of 6,981 roll call votes, which is 15.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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