Thomson was the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1961 to 1974.
Thomson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Thomson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Thomson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (22%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Taxation (12%) Private Legislation (12%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Thomson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17251 (93rd): A bill to create an Upper Mississippi River recreational area.
- H.R. 17127 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Otto J. Thomas.
- H.R. 16725 (93rd): A bill to amend section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of ...
- H.Res. 1372 (93rd): Resolution to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives with respect ...
- H.R. 15909 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exclude ...
- H.R. 15520 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code in ...
- H.R. 15480 (93rd): A bill to amend section 5051 of the Internal Revenue Code of ...
From Jan 1961 to Dec 1974, Thomson missed 168 of 3,513 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills