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Encyclopedia > United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia

The United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia was one of the first standing committees created in the United States Senate, in 1816. It had jurisdiction over the District of Columbia. It continued to exist until the reorganization of 1977 when, following the granting of home rule to the district, its duties were transferred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs. Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... ... The United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs has jurisdiction over matters related to the functioning of the government itself, including the National Archives, budget and accounting measures other than appropriations, the Census, the federal civil service, the affairs of the District of Columbia, and the United States Postal Service. ...


Chairman Party State Years
Armistead Mason Republican Virginia 1816–1817
Robert Henry Goldsborough Federalist Maryland 1817-1819
Outerbridge Horsey Federalist Delaware 1819–1821
James Barbour Republican Virginia 1821–1823
Edward Lloyd Republican Maryland 1823-1826
Ezekiel F. Chambers National Republican Maryland 1826-1827
John Eaton Democrat Tennessee 1827–1829
Ezekiel F. Chambers National Republican Maryland 1829-1834
John Tyler Whig Virginia 1834-1836
Joseph Kent Whig Maryland 1836-1837
William Roane Democrat Virginia 1837-1839
William Merrick Whig Maryland 1839-1841
Richard H. Bayard Whig Delaware 1841-1842
Jacob Miller Whig New Jersey 1829-1834
William Haywood, Jr. Democrat North Carolina 1845-1846
Simon Cameron Democrat Pennsylvania 1846-1848
Herschel V. Johnson Democrat Georgia 1848-1849
James Mason Democrat Virginia 1849-1851
James Shields Democrat Illinois 1851-1853
Moses Norris, Jr. Democrat New Hampshire 1853-1855
Albert Brown Democrat Mississippi 1855-1861
James Grimes Republican Iowa 1861-1865
Lot Morrill Republican Maine 1865-1867
James Harlan Republican Iowa 1867-1869
Hannibal Hamlin Republican Maine 1869-1870
James Patterson Republican New Hampshire 1870-1873
John F. Lewis Republican Virginia 1873-1875
George E. Spencer Republican Alabama 1875-1877
Stephen Dorsey Republican Arkansas 1877-1879



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