Sen. John Tower

Former Senator from Texas


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1961-1984 Senator Texas

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1961 to Oct 1984, Tower missed 1,436 of 9,869 roll call votes, which is 14.6%. This is worse than the median of 6.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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