Sen. Robert Taft Jr.

Former Senator from Ohio, Republican

Taft, a Republican, was a senator from Ohio from 1971 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district (1967-1970); and the representative for Ohio's at-large district (1963-1964).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate 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). Taft is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Taft sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (26%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Taxation (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1971 to Oct 1976, Taft missed 765 of 3,404 roll call votes, which is 22.5%. This is much worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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