Sen. William Hathaway

Former Senator from Maine, Democrat

Hathaway, a Democrat, was a senator from Maine from 1973 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district (1965-1972).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hathaway is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hathaway sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Taxation (19%) Social Welfare (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (10%) Education (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Law (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1978, Hathaway missed 335 of 3,605 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is on par with the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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