Rep. William Nichols

Former Representative from Alabama’s 3rd District, Democrat

Nichols, a Democrat, was the representative for Alabama's 3rd congressional district from 1973 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for Alabama's 4th congressional district (1967-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Nichols 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Nichols is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Nichols sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (40%) Government Operations and Politics (25%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Native Americans (10%) Education (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1988, Nichols missed 1,317 of 10,280 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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