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Encyclopedia > 83rd United States Congress

The Eighty-third United States Congress was in session from 1953 to 1955. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Congressional Profile

Total Membership 435 Representatives, 2 Delegates, 1 Resident Commissioner
Party Divisions 221 Republicans, 213 Democrats, 1 Independent


Leadership and Officers

Speaker of the House
Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (R-Massachusetts) Categories: People stubs | 1884 births | 1968 deaths | Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...



Majority Leader
Charles A. Halleck (R-Indiana) 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. ...



Minority Leader
Sam Rayburn (D-Texas) Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (6 January 1882–16 November 1961) was a United States politician. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ...



Democratic Whip
John W. McCormack (D-Massachusetts) John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...



Republican Whip
Leslie C. Arends (R-Illinois) Leslie Cornelius Arends (1895 - 1985) was a Republican politician from Illinois. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ...



Democratic Caucus Chairman
Wilbur D. Mills (D-Arkansas) Wilbur Daigh Mills (1909-1992), was a powerful Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Arkansas. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee Official languages English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ...



Republican Conference Chairman
Clifford R. Hope (R-[[Kansas])



Clerk of the House
Lyle O. Snader



Doorkeeper
Tom Kennamer - Elected January 3, 1953



Postmaster
Beecher Hess



Sergeant at Arms
William F. Russell - Elected January 3, 1953; died July 7, 1953
Lyle O. Snader - From July 8, 1953, to September 15, 1953
William R. Bonnell - Appointed September 15, 1953 Bill Russell being carried off the court after leading USF to its first NCAA basketball tournament title in 1955. ...



Chaplain of the House
Rev. Bernard Braskamp - Presbyterian Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


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