Rep. Joseph Evins

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 4th District, Democrat

Evins, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district from 1953 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district (1947-1952).


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

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Evins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (19%) Energy (13%) Commerce (12%) Taxation (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1947 to Oct 1976, Evins missed 1,322 of 6,074 roll call votes, which is 21.8%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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