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Encyclopedia > 85th United States Congress

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Dates of Sessions

1957-1958

Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notable events

Major legislation

Alaska Statehood Act


Party divisions

Senate

House

Democrats 234
Republicans 201
Total 435

Plus 2 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Officers

Senate

The Senate Majority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesman for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Senate Minority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... William Fife Knowland (June 26, 1908 – February 23, 1974) was a U.S. politician and newpaperman. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. Senate Majority Whip is the second ranking member of the United States Senate. ... Michael Joseph Mansfield (March 16, 1903–October 5, 2001) was an American politician from Montana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26 N to 49° N  - Longitude 104°2 W to 116°2 W Population  Ranked...

House

The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... Carl Bert Albert (May 10, 1908 – February 4, 2000) was a lawyer and a Democratic American politician from Oklahoma. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... Joseph William Martin, Jr (November 3, 1884 - March 6, 1968) was an American politician from North Attleborough, Massachusetts. ... Massachusettss current districts since 2003 Massachusettss twelfth congressional district is an obsolete district. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Leslie Cornelius Arends (1895 - 1985) was a Republican politician from Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Charles Melvin Price (January 1, 1905 - April 22, 1988) was a longtime member of the United States House of Representatives . ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This is a list of Republican Conference Chairmen of the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 199 miles (320 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 0. ...

Members

Senate

House

Employees

Senate

House

List of United States Congresses (and years begun)
1 (1789)2 (1791)3 (1793)4 (1795)5 (1797)6 (1799)7 (1801)8 (1803)9 (1805)10 (1807)
11 (1809)12 (1811)13 (1813)14 (1815)15 (1817)16 (1819)17 (1821)18 (1823)19 (1825)20 (1827)
21 (1829)22 (1831)23 (1833)24 (1835)25 (1837)26 (1839)27 (1841)28 (1843)29 (1845)30 (1847)
31 (1849)32 (1851)33 (1853)34 (1855)35 (1857)36 (1859)37 (1861)38 (1863)39 (1865)40 (1867)
41 (1869)42 (1871)43 (1873)44 (1875)45 (1877)46 (1879)47 (1881)48 (1883)49 (1885)50 (1887)
51 (1889)52 (1891)53 (1893)54 (1895)55 (1897)56 (1899)57 (1901)58 (1903)59 (1905)60 (1907)
61 (1909)62 (1911)63 (1913)64 (1915)65 (1917)66 (1919)67 (1921)68 (1923)69 (1925)70 (1927)
71 (1929)72 (1931)73 (1933)74 (1935)75 (1937)76 (1939)77 (1941)78 (1943)79 (1945)80 (1947)
81 (1949)82 (1951)83 (1953)84 (1955)85 (1957)86 (1959)87 (1961)88 (1963)89 (1965)90 (1967)
91 (1969)92 (1971)93 (1973)94 (1975)95 (1977)96 (1979)97 (1981)98 (1983)99 (1985)100 (1987)
101 (1989)102 (1991)103 (1993)104 (1995)105 (1997)106 (1999)107 (2001)108 (2003)109 (2005) • 110 (2007)
111 (2009)112 (2011)113 (2013)

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