Sen. John Sparkman

Former Senator from Alabama


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1961-1978 Senator Alabama
1949-1960 Senator Alabama
1947-1950 Representative Alabama
1946-1948 Senator Alabama
1939-1946 Representative Alabama's 8th District
1937-1938 Representative Alabama's 8th District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sparkman is shown as a purple triangle. (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 1,452 of 9,704 roll call votes, which is 15.0%. 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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