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Encyclopedia > 36th United States Congress

Thirty Sixth Congress of the United States - 1859-61

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Congressional Profile

Total Membership, House of Representatives: 238 Representatives, 5 Delegates


Total Membership, Senate: 64 (prior to admission of Oregon), 66 (after admission) State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ...


Leadership

Speaker of the House: William Pennington, Republican-New Jersey Dennis Hastert of Illinois, the current Speaker of the House (since January 6, 1999) The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. ... William Pennington (May 4, 1796–February 16, 1862) was an American lawyer and politician. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ...


President of the Senate: John C. Breckinridge The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is a heartbeat from the presidency. As first in the presidential line of succession, the Vice President becomes the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation... John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821–May 17, 1875) was a U.S. Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and the fourteenth Vice President of the United States. ...


Senate President Pro Tem:-1...

Name State Dates Served
Benjamin Fitzpatrick Alabama March 9, 1859 - December 4, 1859
Benjamin Fitzpatrick Alabama December 9, 1859 - January 15, 1860
Benjamin Fitzpatrick Alabama February 20, 1860 - February 26, 1860
Jesse Bright Indiana June 12, 1860 - June 13, 1860
Benjamin Fitzpatrick Alabama June 26, 1860 - December 2, 1860
Solomon Foot Vermont February 16, 1861 - February 17, 1861

Benjamin Fitzpatrick (June 30, 1802 - November 21, 1869) was an American politician, who served as Governor of Alabama and as United States Senator from Alabama as a Democrat. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States; the population of Alabama is 4,447,100 as of 2000. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Benjamin Fitzpatrick (June 30, 1802 - November 21, 1869) was an American politician, who served as Governor of Alabama and as United States Senator from Alabama as a Democrat. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States; the population of Alabama is 4,447,100 as of 2000. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Benjamin Fitzpatrick (June 30, 1802 - November 21, 1869) was an American politician, who served as Governor of Alabama and as United States Senator from Alabama as a Democrat. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States; the population of Alabama is 4,447,100 as of 2000. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Benjamin Fitzpatrick (June 30, 1802 - November 21, 1869) was an American politician, who served as Governor of Alabama and as United States Senator from Alabama as a Democrat. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States; the population of Alabama is 4,447,100 as of 2000. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

House Party Membership

Party Representatives
Republicans 116
Democrats 83
Opposition 19
Anti-Lecompton Democrats 8
Independent Democrats 7
Americans 5

The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

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