Sen. Strom Thurmond (R)

Former Senator from South Carolina

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1961-2002 Senator South Carolina
1956-1960 Senator South Carolina
1955-1956 Senator South Carolina

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Thurmond 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). Thurmond is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1955 to Nov 2002, Thurmond missed 615 of 17,085 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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