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Sen. Norris Cotton

Former Senator from New Hampshire, Republican

Cotton, a Republican, was a senator from New Hampshire from 1975 to 1975.

He was previously a senator from New Hampshire (1954-1974); and the representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district (1947-1952).

Photo of Sen. Norris Cotton [R-NH, 1975-1975]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cotton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cotton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (50%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1954 to Sep 1975, Cotton missed 768 of 5,789 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is on par with the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 1975. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: