Sam M. Gibbons

Sam Melville Gibbons was an American politician from the state of Florida, who served in the Florida State House of Representatives, Florida State Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Sam M. Gibbons has 289 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1982 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for Florida's 7th district. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 79 videos as a Democratic Representative for Florida's 11th district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1987 with an average of 5,270 views per program. Most appearances with Dan Rostenkowski (7), Dick Gephardt (5), Daniel Patrick Moynihan (5). Most common tags: Tax Policy, World War II, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Representative, D-FL 10th January 3, 1963 - January 10, 1967 Videos: 9 U.S. Representative, D-FL 11th January 5, 1993 - January 3, 1997 Videos: 175 U.S. Representative, D-FL 7th January 3, 1973 - January 5, 1993 Videos: 104 U.S. Representative, D-FL 6th January 10, 1967 - January 3, 1973 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Veterans Oral History

    Veterans Oral History

    Former Representative Sam Gibbons talked about D-Day, when he parachuted into France with the 101st Airborne Division. This is a…

  • Veterans Oral History

    Veterans Oral History

    Former Representative Sam Gibbons discussed his experiences in Germany as World War II came to a close. He fought in Europe with…

  • Sam Gibbons Office Departure

    Sam Gibbons Office Departure

    Rep. Gibbons, who represented the Tampa area for 34 years, talked about the process of cleaning out his office and explained…

  • House Session

    House Session

  • Rep. Gibbons Interview

    Rep. Gibbons Interview

    Rep. Sam Gibbons (D-FL) reflected on his experiences in Congress and talked about his plans for the future.

  • Rep. Gibbons Farewell

    Rep. Gibbons Farewell

    At a farewell party in his honor, Rep. Sam Gibbons was presented with an over-sized gavel. His wife stood with him as he…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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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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