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Rep. Peter Frelinghuysen Jr.

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 5th District

Frelinghuysen was the representative for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1953 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Frelinghuysen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Frelinghuysen sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Frelinghuysen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (40%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Health (20%) Education (20%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1953 to Dec 1974, Frelinghuysen missed 592 of 4,182 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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: