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61st United States Congress

61st United States Congress
60th ← → 62nd

United States Capitol (1906)

Duration: March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1911

Senate President: James S. Sherman
Senate Pres. pro tem: William P. Frye
House Speaker: Joseph G. Cannon
Members: 92 Senators
391 Representatives
7 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Republican

Sessions
Special: March 4, 1909 – March 6, 1909
1st: March 15, 1909 – August 5, 1909
2nd: December 6, 1909 – June 25, 1910
3rd: December 5, 1910 – March 3, 1911

The Sixty-first United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from March 4, 1909 to March 4, 1911, during the first two years of William H. Taft's Presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Twelfth Census of the United States in 1900. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

Contents

  • Major events 1
  • Major legislation 2
  • Constitutional amendments 3
  • Party summary 4
    • Senate 4.1
    • House of Representatives 4.2
  • Leadership 5
    • Senate 5.1
    • House of Representatives 5.2
      • Majority (Republican) leadership 5.2.1
      • Minority (Democratic) leadership 5.2.2
  • Members 6
    • Senate 6.1
      • Alabama 6.1.1
      • Arkansas 6.1.2
      • California 6.1.3
      • Colorado 6.1.4
      • Connecticut 6.1.5
      • Delaware 6.1.6
      • Florida 6.1.7
      • Georgia 6.1.8
      • Idaho 6.1.9
      • Illinois 6.1.10
      • Indiana 6.1.11
      • Iowa 6.1.12
      • Kansas 6.1.13
      • Kentucky 6.1.14
      • Louisiana 6.1.15
      • Maine 6.1.16
      • Maryland 6.1.17
      • Massachusetts 6.1.18
      • Michigan 6.1.19
      • Minnesota 6.1.20
      • Mississippi 6.1.21
      • Missouri 6.1.22
      • Montana 6.1.23
      • Nebraska 6.1.24
      • Nevada 6.1.25
      • New Hampshire 6.1.26
      • New Jersey 6.1.27
      • New York 6.1.28
      • North Carolina 6.1.29
      • North Dakota 6.1.30
      • Ohio 6.1.31
      • Oklahoma 6.1.32
      • Oregon 6.1.33
      • Pennsylvania 6.1.34
      • Rhode Island 6.1.35
      • South Carolina 6.1.36
      • South Dakota 6.1.37
      • Tennessee 6.1.38
      • Texas 6.1.39
      • Utah 6.1.40
      • Vermont 6.1.41
      • Virginia 6.1.42
      • Washington 6.1.43
      • West Virginia 6.1.44
      • Wisconsin 6.1.45
      • Wyoming 6.1.46
    • House of Representatives 6.2
      • Alabama 6.2.1
      • Arkansas 6.2.2
      • California 6.2.3
      • Colorado 6.2.4
      • Connecticut 6.2.5
      • Delaware 6.2.6
      • Florida 6.2.7
      • Georgia 6.2.8
      • Idaho 6.2.9
      • Illinois 6.2.10
      • Indiana 6.2.11
      • Iowa 6.2.12
      • Kansas 6.2.13
      • Kentucky 6.2.14
      • Louisiana 6.2.15
      • Maine 6.2.16
      • Maryland 6.2.17
      • Massachusetts 6.2.18
      • Michigan 6.2.19
      • Minnesota 6.2.20
      • Mississippi 6.2.21
      • Missouri 6.2.22
      • Montana 6.2.23
      • Nebraska 6.2.24
      • Nevada 6.2.25
      • New Hampshire 6.2.26
      • New Jersey 6.2.27
      • New York 6.2.28
      • North Carolina 6.2.29
      • North Dakota 6.2.30
      • Ohio 6.2.31
      • Oklahoma 6.2.32
      • Oregon 6.2.33
      • Pennsylvania 6.2.34
      • Rhode Island 6.2.35
      • South Carolina 6.2.36
      • South Dakota 6.2.37
      • Tennessee 6.2.38
      • Texas 6.2.39
      • Utah 6.2.40
      • Vermont 6.2.41
      • Virginia 6.2.42
      • Washington 6.2.43
      • West Virginia 6.2.44
      • Wisconsin 6.2.45
      • Wyoming 6.2.46
      • Non-voting members 6.2.47
  • Officers 7
    • Senate 7.1
    • House of Representatives 7.2
  • References 8

Major events

Major legislation

Constitutional amendments

Party summary

Senate

TOTAL members: 92

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 391

Leadership

Senate President James S. Sherman
Senate President James S. Sherman
Senate President pro tempore William P. Frye
Senate President pro tempore William P. Frye
Speaker of the House Joseph Gurney Cannon
Speaker of the House Joseph Gurney Cannon

Senate

House of Representatives

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

Members

Senate

At this time, most Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. A few senators were elected directly by the residents of the state. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election.

House of Representatives

Officers

Senate

House of Representatives

References

  • Gould, Lewis L. (2005). The Most Exclusive Club. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books Group.  
  • Remini, Robert V. (2006). The House. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.  
  • U.S. Congress (2005). "Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress". Archived from the original on June 1, 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-01. 
  • U.S. House of Representatives (2006). "Congressional History". Archived from the original on June 1, 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-01. 
  • U.S. Senate (2006). "Statistics and Lists". Archived from the original on June 1, 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-01. 


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