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Rep. William Minshall

Former Representative for Ohio’s 23rd District

Minshall was the representative for Ohio’s 23rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1955 to 1974.

Photo of Rep. William Minshall [R-OH23, 1955-1974]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Minshall 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 Minshall sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Minshall was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Minshall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (20%) Arts, Culture, Religion (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (12%) International Affairs (10%) Law (10%) Education (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Minshall recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1974, Minshall missed 694 of 4,035 roll call votes, which is 17.2%. This is much worse 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: