Hinson was the representative for Mississippi’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1982.
In 1981, Hinson was arrested for engaging in sexual activity with a member of the same sex, then illegal in Washington, D.C. On Apr. 13, 1981, he resigned. On May. 28, 1981, he pleaded no contest to charges of "attempted oral sodomy" in a House office building restroom.
|Apr. 13, 1981||Resigned.|
|May. 28, 1981||Pleaded no contest to charges of "attempted oral sodomy" in a House office building restroom.|
Hinson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hinson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Hinson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (33%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Commerce (9%) Education (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)
Some of Hinson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1065 (97th): A bill entitled, “The Financial Regulation Simplification Act”.
- H.R. 1085 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 1067 (97th): Student Freedom of Choice Act
- H.R. 1105 (97th): Smaller Enterprise Regulatory Improvement Act
- H.R. 1069 (97th): A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 ...
- H.R. 1078 (97th): A bill to amend the Lanham Act to provide that the Federal ...
- H.R. 1093 (97th): A bill to exempt limited amounts of oil production by independent producers ...
From Jan 1979 to Apr 1981, Hinson missed 175 of 1,294 roll call votes, which is 13.5%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1981. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills