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Encyclopedia > President pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate
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The seal for the President pro Tempore of the United States Senate.

The President pro Tempore of the United States Senate is the second-highest-ranking official of the Senate and the highest-ranking senator. The Vice President of the United States is the President of the Senate ex officio, and thus is the highest-ranking member of the Senate; during his absence, the President pro Tempore presides over the Senate. Image File history File links Ppt-seal. ... Image File history File links Ppt-seal. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government. ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... Pro tempore or pro tem is a latin phrase which best translates to for the time being in English. ...


The President pro Tempore is elected by the Senate; by custom, he is typically the most senior senator in the majority party. Normally, neither the Vice President of the United States nor the President pro Tempore presides; instead, the duty is generally delegated to other senators. The President pro Tempore is third in line of succession to the Presidency. Order of succession Monarchies   Belgium   Denmark   Ethiopia   Japan   Liechtenstein   Luxembourg   Monaco   Netherlands   Norway   Spain   Sweden   United Kingdom Presidencies   Brazil   France   Peru   United States The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by...


The current President pro Tempore of the Senate is Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska, who has held the office since January 3, 2003. Theodore Fulton Ted Stevens (born November 18, 1923) is an American politician from Alaska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 sq mi  1,717,854 km² 808 miles  1,300 km 1,479 miles  2,380 km 13. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Power and responsibilities

Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, the current President pro Tempore of the United States Senate.
Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, the current President pro Tempore of the United States Senate.

The President pro Tempore is an office of the Senate mandated by Article I, section 3 of the Constitution. Although in some ways equivalent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the powers of the President pro Tempore are far more limited. In the Senate, most power rests with party leaders and individual senators. The President pro Tempore represents the Senate at formal events and, in the absence of the Vice President, presides over the Senate and, with the Speaker of the House, over joint sessions of Congress. Due to the high visibility of joint sessions, they are one of very few instances in modern times where the Vice President does make an effort to attend and preside, so Presidents pro Tempore rarely have the opportunity to preside at a joint session. The last such event occurred on September 20, 2001, when President George W. Bush made a special address to a joint session of U.S. Congress regarding the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. Senator Robert Byrd, the President pro Tempore at the time, took the place of Vice President Dick Cheney, who was still under Secret Service and military protection as a precaution against an attempt on President Bush's life. Ted Stevens, from senate. ... Ted Stevens, from senate. ... Theodore Fulton Ted Stevens (born November 18, 1923) is an American politician from Alaska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 sq mi  1,717,854 km² 808 miles  1,300 km 1,479 miles  2,380 km 13. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Article One of the United States Constitution Article One of the United States Constitution establishes the legislative branch of the United States government, known as the Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. ... It has been suggested that List of Speakers of the United States House of Representatives be merged into this article or section. ... Joint Sessions of the United States Congress are the gathering together of both House and Senate which occur on special occasions such as the State of the Union Address and Presidential Inauguration. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and former governor of Texas. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Robert Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ... // Early life and family Richard Dick Bruce Cheney Jr. ... Because of both the secrecy of secret services and the controversial nature of the issues involved there is some difficulty in separating the definitions of secret service, secret police, intelligence agency etc. ...


The President pro Tempore is one of the two authorities to whom declarations of presidential inability or of ability to resume the presidency must be transmitted under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. (The Speaker of the House is the other.) Wikisource has original text related to this article: Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution Amendment XXV (the Twenty-fifth Amendment) of the United States Constitution clarifies an ambiguous provision of the Constitution regarding succession to the Presidency, and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office...


The President pro Tempore is third in the line of presidential succession, following the Vice President and the Speaker of the House. Order of succession Monarchies   Belgium   Denmark   Ethiopia   Japan   Liechtenstein   Luxembourg   Monaco   Netherlands   Norway   Spain   Sweden   United Kingdom Presidencies   Brazil   France   Peru   United States The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by...


In the early years of the republic, the President pro Tempore was usually a senator noted for his skill at parliamentary procedure. Over the years, however, the office became less work-a-day and more ceremonial; gradually, it became the custom for it to be given to a senior senator. Since 1945 it has been the invariable rule that the most senior senator of the majority party holds the office.


History

The office of President pro Tempore was established in 1789 by the Constitution of the United States. Originally, the President pro Tempore was appointed on a daily or weekly basis when the Vice President of the United States was not present to preside over the Senate. Until the 1960s, it was common practice for the Vice President to preside over daily Senate sessions, so the President pro Tempore rarely presided over the Senate unless the Vice Presidency became vacant. Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Until 1891, the President pro Tempore only served until the return of the Vice President to the chair or the adjournment of a session of Congress. Between 1792 and 1886, the President pro Tempore was second in the line of presidential succession following the Vice President and preceding the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Thus, when President Andrew Johnson was impeached and tried in 1868, Senate President pro Tempore Benjamin Wade was next in line to the Presidency. Wade's radicalism is thought by most historians to be a major reason why the Senate, which did not want to see Wade in the White House, acquitted Johnson. The President pro Tempore and the Speaker were removed from the line of succession in 1886, but were restored in 1947. This time, however, the President pro Tempore followed the Speaker. Order of succession Monarchies   Belgium   Denmark   Ethiopia   Japan   Liechtenstein   Luxembourg   Monaco   Netherlands   Norway   Spain   Sweden   United Kingdom Presidencies   Brazil   France   Peru   United States The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by... It has been suggested that List of Speakers of the United States House of Representatives be merged into this article or section. ... For other people named Andrew Johnson, see Andrew Johnson (disambiguation). ... Benjamin Franklin Wade (October 27, 1800–March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer. ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States of America. ...


Following the resignation and death of then-President pro Tempore William P. Frye, a Congress divided between progressive Republicans, conservative Republicans, and Democrats reached a compromise by which each of their candidates would rotate holding the office from 1911 to 1913. (See Presidents pro Tempore of the United States Senate, 1911-1913.) William Pierce Frye William Pierce Frye (September 2, 1830 – August 8, 1911) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ...


Variants

Acting President pro Tempore

The President pro Tempore, just like the Vice President, over time has ceased presiding over the Senate on a daily basis, notably due to its lack of power or glamor. More importantly, since the President pro Tempore is now usually the most senior senator of the majority party, he or she most likely also chairs a major Senate committee, along with performing other duties related to seniority. Therefore, the President pro tempore has less time now than in the past to preside daily over the Senate. Instead, junior senators of the majority party are designated acting President pro Tempore to preside over the Senate on a daily basis. This allows junior senators to learn proper parliamentary procedure.


Permanent Acting President pro Tempore

In June 1963, due to the illness of President pro Tempore Carl T. Hayden, Lee Metcalf was designated “Permanent Acting President pro Tempore”. No term was imposed on this designation, so Metcalf retained it until he died in office in 1978. Carl T. Hayden Carl Trumbull Hayden (October 2, 1877-January 25, 1972) was the first United States Senator to serve seven terms, and holds the record for longest service in the United States Congress - he served continuously from February 19, 1912 to January 3, 1969. ... Lee Warren Metcalf was a Representative and a Senator from Montana; born in Stevensville, Montana January 28, 1911; graduated from Stanford University in 1936 and received a law degree from Montana State University Law School; admitted to the Montana bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law; member, State...


Deputy President pro Tempore

The ceremonial position of Deputy President pro Tempore was created for Hubert H. Humphrey in 1977 after he failed in his bid to become Majority Leader. The ceremonial post of Deputy President pro tempore of the United States Senate was created for Hubert Humphrey, a former Vice President, in 1977 following his lost bid to become the Senate majority leader. ... Hubert Horatio Humphrey II (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was the 38th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Lyndon Johnson. ...


This position was later given to George J. Mitchell when President pro Tempore John C. Stennis became seriously ill. George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933 in Waterville, Maine) is Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. ... Sen. ...


President pro Tempore emeritus

From June 6, 2001 until January 3, 2003, Senator Strom Thurmond was given the honorary title of “President pro Tempore emeritus”. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to 1964 as a Democrat and from 1964 to 2003 as a Republican. ...


Since January 15, 2003, Robert Byrd has been President pro Tempore emeritus.[1] January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Robert Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ...


Appearances in fiction

The Man

The 1964 novel The Man by Irving Wallace begins with the deaths of the President and the Speaker in a building collapse at a summit meeting in Germany. The Vice President died earlier of natural causes, and that post is vacant. The Presidency thus falls to Douglass Dilman, a black U.S. senator from Maryland who was given the office of President pro Tempore as a gesture of conciliation toward civil rights activists. Dilman's abrupt rise to the Presidency leads several Southern politicians, including the United States Secretary of State, who is now next in line for the Presidency, to seek his impeachment on trumped-up charges. [[The Man]] is a 1964 novel by Irving Wallace that relates the story of Douglas Dillman, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, who becomes the first black man to occupy the White House when the President dies in a freak accident. ... Irving Wallace (March 19, 1916 - June 29, 1990) was an American bestselling author and screenwriter. ... Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ...


In 1972, a film based on the book and having the same title starred James Earl Jones as Dilman, Martin Balsam as the loyal White House Chief of Staff he inherits from his predecessor, William Windom as the U.S. Secretary of State, and Burgess Meredith as a racist Southern senator. The impeachment storyline was supplanted by Dillman's fight to secure his party's nomination for a full term of his own. Rod Serling, better known as the creator and host of the television series The Twilight Zone, wrote the screenplay. James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is a well-known American actor who was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, the son of Robert Earl Jones, and raised in Dublin, Michigan, by his maternal grandparents. ... Martin Balsam. ... It has been suggested that Assistant to the President of the United States be merged into this article or section. ... William Windom, (born September 28, 1923, New York, New York), great-grandson of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, William Windom, is an American actor, best known for his work on television, including several episodes of The Twilight Zone; playing the character of John Monroe on the sitcom My World... Meredith in 1972s Probe Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was an American actor. ... Rodman Rod Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was a screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction TV series, The Twilight Zone. ... The Twilight Zone original opening The Twilight Zone is an anthology series created (and often written) by its narrator and host Rod Serling. ...


See also

This is a complete List of Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate. ...

References

  1. See Senate.gov p. 15.
  • President pro Tempore. Official website of the United States Senate. URL accessed on November 27, 2005.
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Employees Architect of the Capitol, Capitol guide service (board), Capitol police (board), Library of Congress
House: Chaplain, Clerk, Doorkeeper, Historian, Page, Parliamentarian, Postmaster, Reading clerk, Sergeant at Arms
Senate: Chaplain, Curator, Page, Parliamentarian, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms
Buildings Capitol Complex, Capitol, Botanic Garden

House: Cannon, Ford, Longworth, O'Neill, Rayburn | Senate: Dirksen, Hart, Russell Congress in Joint Session. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, comprised of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... This is an incomplete list of notable former members of the United States House of Representatives. ... Congressional districts for representation in the United States House of Representatives are determined after each census. ... This is a complete list of current United States Senators arranged alphabetically by the state they represent, along with lists of party affiliation, and leadership. ... This is an incomplete list of all people who previously served in the United States Senate. ... The United States Senate currently has 100 members, two from each of the 50 states, regardless of population. ... Joseph Rainey, first black member of the US House of Representatives Since 1870 there have been 106 African American members of the United States Congress. ... This is a list of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Congress. ... A Congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress which meets to pursue common legislative objectives. ... A Congressional committee in the parlance of the United States Congress and politics of the United States is a legislative sub-organization that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress, making necessary and proper laws). ... The Congress of the United States has demographics that are different than America as a whole in a number of ways. ... Members of the Committee on Financial Services sit in the tiers of raised chairs (R), while those testifying and audience members sit below (L). ... U.S. House Committee members sit in the tiers of raised chairs, while those testifying and audience members sit below. ... There have been 33 women in the United States Senate since the establishment of that body in 1789, meaning that out of the 1,884 Americans who have served in the United States Senate since that time, 1. ... It has been suggested that List of Speakers of the United States House of Representatives be merged into this article or section. ... 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 (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The House Democratic Caucus, nominates and elects the Democratic Party leadership in the United States House of Representatives. ... The House Republican Conference, sometimes known as the House Republican Leadership Conference, is an organization for Republicans in the United States House of Representatives. ... This is a complete List of Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate. ... The Senate Majority and Minority Leaders (also called Floor Leaders) are two United States Senators who are elected by the party conferences that hold the majority and the minority respectively. ... The U.S. Senate Majority Whip is the second ranking member of the United States Senate. ... Traditionally the second ranking position in the minority party in the United States Senate. ... The Senate Democratic Caucus is the formal organization of the (currently) 44 Democratic Senators in the United States Senate. ... The Democratic caucus of the United States Senate chooses a conference chairman. ... The United States Senate Democratic Conference Secretary, also called the Caucus Secretary, is a ranking leadership position within the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. ... Since 1947, the Democratic members of the United States Senate have elected a policy committee chairman. ... The Senate Republican Conference is the formal organization of the (currently) 51 Republican Senators in the United States Senate. ... The Republican conference of the United States Senate chooses a conference chairperson. ... The United States Senate Republican Conferece Secretary is the third-ranking leadership position for within the U.S. Republican Party in the United States Senate. ... Since 1947, the Republican members of the United States Senate have elected a policy committee chairman. ... United States Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the United States Supreme Court building, the United States... The United States Capitol Guide Service is a guide service charged by the United States Congress to provide guided tours of the interior of the United States Capitol Building for the education and enlightenment of the general public, without charge for such tours. ... The Capitol Guide Board is a group of three members who have jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Guide Service. ... The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a police force charged with protecting the United States Congress within the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its terrirtories. ... The Capitol Police Board is a group of three members who have jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Police. ... The Great Hall interior. ... The election of William Linn as Chaplain of the House on May 1, 1789, continued the tradition established by the Continental Congresses of each days proceedings opening with a prayer by a chaplain. ... The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives is an employee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives office was abolished during the 104th Congress. ... The Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives is an official appointed by that legislative body to study and document its past. ... A US House Page (Congressional Page or simply Page) is a partisan federal employee serving the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Under the direction of the Office of the Clerk, Pages, who are specially-appointed high school juniors, provide supplemental administrative support to House operations in varying capacities. ... The office of the Parliamentarian of the United States House of Representatives is an office managed, supervised and administered by a non-partisan Parliamentarian appointed by the Speaker. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Reading Clerk of the United States House of Representatives reads bills, motions, and other papers before the House and keeps track of changes to legislation made on the floor. ... The United States House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms is an officer of the House with law enforcement, protocol, and administrative responsibilities. ... Among his or her duties, the chaplains job is to open each session of the United States Senate with a prayer. ... The United States Senate Curator is an employee of the United States Senate who is responsible for developing and implementing the museum and preservation programs for the Senate Commission on Art. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Parliamentarian of the United States Senate serves at the pleasure of the Senate Majority Leader, and functions under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate as a non-partisan employee of the Senate. ... The Secretary of the Senate, as an elected officer of the United States Senate, supervises an extensive array of offices and services to expedite the day-to-day operations of that body. ... The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate in is the law enforcer for the United States Senate. ... Aerial view of the United States Capitol Complex from the northweat The United States Capitol Complex is group of about a dozen buildings and facilities in Washington D.C. that are used by the Federal government of the United States. ... The south facade of the United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the US capitol building, that serves as home for Congress, the legislative branch of the United States federal government. ... The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden run by the Congress of the United States. ... The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ... The Ford House Office Building is one of the four office buildings containing U.S. House of Representatives staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It is the only House Office Building that is not connected underground to either one of the other office buildings or to the Capitol itself. ... The Longworth House Office Building The Longworth House Office Building (LHOB) is one of three office buildings used by the United States House of Representatives. ... The ONeill House Office Building is the name of a former Congressional Office Building, located near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. History The ONeill House Office Building was named after the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Thomas Phillip Tip O... The Rayburn House Office Building (RHOB), named after former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, is located between South Capitol Street and First Street in Southwest Washington, D.C. The newest of three U.S. House of Representatives office buildings, the Rayburn House Office Building was completed in early 1965... This Washington, DC congressional office building is named for former Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL). ... Located on Constitution Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE The Hart Senate Office Building, the third U.S. Senate office building, was built in the 1970s. ... This photograph, taken from southwest of the building, shows the main entrance along Constitution Avenue, N.E. The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the United States Senate office buildings as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ...

Politics & Procedure Act of Congress (list), Caucuses, Committees, Joint session, Delegations' partisan mix
House: Committees  | Senate: Committees, Filibuster, Traditions, Vice Presidents' tie-breaking votes
Research Biographical directory, Congressional Quarterly, Congressional Record, Congressional Research Service,
Federal depository library, Library of Congress, The Hill, Roll Call, THOMAS

 
 

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