Sen. Samuel Ervin Jr.

Former Senator from North Carolina

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1957-1974 Senator,
North Carolina
1954-1956 Senator,
North Carolina
1945-1946 Representative,
North Carolina's 10th District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Ervin was a centrist Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Ervin’s time serving in the Senate. Ervin’s bills had a total of 434 cosponsors in the 93rd Congress.

Use this chart to compare Ervin to other members of the Senate in the 93rd Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From May 1954 to Dec 1974, Ervin missed 425 of 5,709 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is better than the median of 11.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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