Sen. Wendell Ford

Former Senator from Kentucky


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1974-1998 Senator Kentucky

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1998, Ford missed 337 of 10,121 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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