Sen. Thomas Eagleton

Former Senator from Missouri, Democrat

Eagleton, a Democrat, was a senator from Missouri from 1968 to 1986.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Eagleton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Eagleton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Private Legislation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Immigration (8%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1986, Eagleton missed 982 of 8,648 roll call votes, which is 11.4%. This is much worse than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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