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Sen. Norris Cotton

Former Senator for New Hampshire

Cotton was a senator from New Hampshire and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1975.

He was previously a senator from New Hampshire as a Republican from 1954 to 1974; and the representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1947 to 1952.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cotton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1974 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 Cotton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cotton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recently Introduced Bills

Cotton recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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