Rep. Willis Gradison Jr.

Former Representative from Ohio’s 2nd District, Republican

Gradison, a Republican, was the representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district from 1983 to 1993.

He was previously the representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district (1975-1982).


Our unique analysis of the bills Gradison 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gradison is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gradison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (37%) Health (13%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Social Welfare (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Jan 1993, Gradison missed 386 of 9,483 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1993. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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