Sen. John Sparkman

Former Senator from Alabama

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1961-1978 Senator,
1949-1960 Senator,
1947-1951 Representative,
1946-1948 Senator,
1939-1946 Representative,
Alabama's 8th District
1937-1938 Representative,
Alabama's 8th District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Sparkman was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Sparkman’s time serving in the Senate. Sparkman’s bills had a total of 18 cosponsors in the 95th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Sparkman to other members of the Senate in the 95th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1945 to Oct 1978, Sparkman missed 1,446 of 9,399 roll call votes, which is 15.4%. This is worse than the median of 10.6% 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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