Sen. Samuel Ervin Jr. (D)

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

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ervin is shown as a purple triangle. (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 5,882 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is better than the median of 11.7% 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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