Sen. Strom Thurmond

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


Sponsorship Analysis

Thurmond was a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Thurmond’s time serving in the Senate. Thurmond’s bills had a total of 303 cosponsors in the 107th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Thurmond to other members of the Senate in the 107th 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 Thurmond’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1955 to Nov 2002, Thurmond missed 613 of 16,836 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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