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Encyclopedia > 84th United States Congress

The Eighty-fourth United States Congress was in session from 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. Events January-April January 2 - Panama president Jose Antonio Remon is assassinated. January 19 - The Scrabble board game debuts. February 8 - Nikolai Bulganin ousts Georgi Malenkov February 13 - Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls. February 23 - First meeting of... 1955 to 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Events Environmental change The Africanized bee is accidentally released in Brazil The Asian Flu pandemic begins in China March 10 - Floodgates of The Dalles Dam are closed inundating Celilo Falls and ancient indian fisheries along the... 1957.

Congressional Profile

Total Membership 435 Representatives, 2 Delegates, 1 Resident Commissioner
Party Divisions 232 In political science, a democrat (lowercase d) is an advocate, follower, or proponent of democracy. See also: republican, monarchist In politics, a Democrat (uppercase D) is a member, delegate, or supporter of a Democratic political party such as the Democratic Party in the United States or the Australian Democrats in... Democrats, 203 In political science, a republican (lowercase r) is a person who advocates the establishment of a republic as a form of government, in contrast to a monarchist and focused more on republican ideals than democratic. See also: republicanism In politics, a Republican (uppercase R) is a member, delegate or supporter... Republicans

Leadership and Officers

Speaker of the House
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (6 January 1882–16 November 1961) was a United States politician. He served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for many years, and he is widely regarded as the most effective Speaker of the House in American history. He was born in... Sam Rayburn (D- State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None Area 696,241 km² (2nd)  - Land 678,907 km²  - Water 17,333 km² (2.5%) Population (2000)  - Population 20,851,820 (2nd)  - Density 30... Texas)

Majority Leader
John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a member of United States House of Representatives from 1928 until he retired from political life in 1971. McCormack served as House Majority Leader thrice, the first time from 1940 to 1947... John W. McCormack (D- 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 (25.7%) Population (2000)  - Population 6,349,097 (13th)  - Density 312.68... Massachusetts)

Minority Leader
Categories: People stubs | 1884 births | 1968 deaths | Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives ... Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (R- 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 (25.7%) Population (2000)  - Population 6,349,097 (13th)  - Density 312.68... Massachusetts)

Democratic Whip
Carl Bert Albert (May 10, 1908 - February 4, 2000) was a lawyer and American politician from Oklahoma. He is most well-known for his service as Speaker of the House from 1971 to 1977. Known as the Little Giant from Little Dixie, he held the highest political office of any... Carl Albert(D- State nickname: Sooner State Other U.S. States Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Governor Brad Henry Official languages None Area 181,196 km² (20th)  - Land 178,023 km²  - Water 3,173 km² (1.8%) Population (2000)  - Population 3,450,654 (27th)  - Density... Oklahoma)

Republican Whip
Leslie Cornelius Arends (1895 - 1985) was a Republican politician from Illinois. He served as the House minority whip between 1943 and 1947, from 1949 until 1953, and finally between 1955 and 1975. He also served as the House majority whip from 1947 until 1949, again between 1953 and 1955. Categories... Leslie C. Arends (R- State nickname: 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 (4.0%) Population (2000)  - Population 12,419,293 (5th)  - Density 86... Illinois)

Democratic Caucus Chairman
John J. Rooney (D- State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13.3%) Population ( 2000)  - Population 18,976,457 (3rd... New York)

Republican Conference Chairman
Clifford R. Hope (R- State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0.56%) Population (2000)  ... Kansas)

Clerk of the House
Ralph R. Roberts

William M. Miller - Elected January 5, 1955

H. H. Morris

Sergeant at Arms
Zeake W. Johnson, Jr. - Elected January 5, 1955

Chaplain of the House
Rev. Bernard Braskamp - 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. There are many separate institutional entities that subscribe to Presbyterianism, in different nations around the... Presbyterian


81st Congress (1949-1951) Congressional Profile Total Membership: 435 Representatives, 2 Delegates, 1 Resident Commissioner Party Divisions: 263 Democrats, 171 Republicans, 1 American-Labor Leadership & Officers Speaker of the House: Sam Rayburn (D- Texas) Majority Leader: John W. McCormack (D- Massachusetts) Minority Leader: Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (R- Massachusetts... 83rd Congress

The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. It is established by Article One of the Constitution of the United States, which also deliniates its structure and powers. Congress is a bicameral legislature, consisting of the House of... United States Congress Next:

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In God We Trust (1909 words)
It was found that the Act of Congress dated January 18, 1837, prescribed the mottoes and devices that should be placed upon the coins of the United States.
A law was passed by the 84th United States Congress (P.L. 84-140) and approved by the President on July 30, 1956.
The other side of the argument states that the separation of church and state means that Congress shall not impose a state religion on the populace, and that the separation of church and state is a legislative invention not intended by the founding fathers.
Roth v. United States (1957) (8936 words)
The conviction was affirmed by the Appellate Department of the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Los Angeles.
United States, 341 U.S. This approach is typified by the concurring opinion of Judge Frank in the Roth case, 237 F.2d, at 801.
United States, our grant of certiorari was limited to the question of the constitutionality of the statute, and did not encompass the correctness of the definition of "obscenity" adopted by the trial judge as a matter of statutory construction.
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