Rep. William Burlison

Former Representative from Missouri’s 10th District, Democrat

Burlison, a Democrat, was the representative for Missouri's 10th congressional district from 1969 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Burlison sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burlison is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Burlison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (59%) Agriculture and Food (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Emergency Management (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1980, Burlison missed 243 of 6,259 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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