Sen. William “Stuart” Symington

Former Senator from Missouri, Democrat

Symington, a Democrat, was a senator from Missouri from 1953 to 1976.


Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Symington is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Symington sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) Private Legislation (14%) Arts, Culture, Religion (10%) Energy (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1953 to Oct 1976, Symington missed 1,269 of 7,342 roll call votes, which is 17.3%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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