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Encyclopedia > 87th United States Congress

Sessions of the 87th Congress, (1961-1963)

Session Type Convened Adjourned President pro Tempore Speaker of the House
1st Odd January 3, 1961 September 27, 1961 Hayden Rayburn
2nd Even January 10, 1962 October 13, 1962 Hayden McCormack

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