Dan Rostenkowski

Daniel David Rostenkowski was a United States Representative from Chicago, serving from 1959 to 1995. He became one of the most powerful legislators in Washington, especially in matters of taxation, until he went to prison. A Democrat and son of a Chicago alderman, Rostenkowski was for many years Democratic Committeeman of Chicago's 32nd Ward, retaining this position even while serving in Congress. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Dan Rostenkowski has 329 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1982 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for Illinois's 8th district. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 55 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1994 with an average of 418 views per program. Most appearances with Bob Packwood (8), Bob Michel (7), JJ Pickle (7). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Tax Policy, Budget Deficit.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Representative, D-IL 5th January 5, 1993 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 100 U.S. Representative, D-IL 8th January 3, 1959 - January 5, 1993 Videos: 225

Recent Appearances

  • Dan Rostenkowski Oral History Interview

    Dan Rostenkowski Oral History Interview

    Former Representative Dan Rostenkowski talked about his career serving Illinois, including 36 years in the U.S. House of…

  • Reflections of Dan Rostenkowski

    Reflections of Dan Rostenkowski

    Richard Norton Smith interviewed former Representative Dan Rostenkowski about his life and career. Rep. Rostenkowski served as the chairman of the…

  • Richard J. Daley and American National Politics

    Richard J. Daley and American National Politics

    The participants reflected on the major national political events of 1955-1976, the role of Mayor Daley, and the changed…

  • Open Phones

    Open Phones

    After Telephone lines were opened up for viewer comments Col. Jody Draves, the U.S. Army Military District of Washington…

  • O'Neill Speakership

    O'Neill Speakership

    Following opening remarks by sponsoring officials at a day-long symposium on former House speakers, former congressman and others talked…

  • Congressional Experiences

    Congressional Experiences

    Former Rep. Rostenkowski (D-IL, 1959-1995) talked about his experiences in Congress, the issues facing the House and Senate this…

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Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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