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25th United States Congress
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United States Capitol (1827)

Duration: March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1839

President of the Senate: Richard M. Johnson
President pro tempore: William R. King
Speaker of the House: James K. Polk
Members: 52 Senators
242 Representatives
3 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
Special: March 4, 1837 – March 10, 1837
1st: September 4, 1837 – October 16, 1837
2nd: December 4, 1837 – July 9, 1838
3rd: December 3, 1838 – March 3, 1839
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The Twenty-fifth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1837 to March 4, 1839, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President Martin Van Buren.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Fifth Census of the United States in 1830. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Party summary

The count below identifies party affiliations at the beginning of the first session of this Congress, and includes members from vacancies and newly admitted states, when they were first seated. Changes resulting from subsequent replacements are shown below in the "Changes in membership" section.

Senate

TOTAL members: 52

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 242

Leadership

President of the Senate
Vice President
Richard M. Johnson
Senate
House of Representatives

Major events

Main article: Events of 1837; Events of 1838; Events of 1839

Major legislation

Members

This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.

See also: 25th United States Congress - political parties
See also: 25th United States Congress - State Delegations
See also: United States House elections, 1836
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Senate

Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1838; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1840; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1842.

See also: Category:United States Senators
See also: Category:United States congressional delegations by state
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
President pro tempore
William R. King

House of Representatives

The names of members of the House of Representatives elected statewide on the general ticket or otherwise at-large, are preceded by an "A/L," and the names of those elected from districts, whether plural or single member, are preceded by their district numbers.

Many of the congressional district numbers are linked to articles describing the district itself. Since the boundaries of the districts have changed often and substantially, the linked article may only describe the district as it exists today, and not as it was at the time of this Congress.

See also: Category:Members of the United States House of Representatives
See also: Category:United States congressional delegations by state
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut [1]
Delaware
Georgia [1]
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland [2]
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi [3]
Missouri [3]
New Hampshire [1]
New Jersey [1]
New York [4]
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania [5]
Rhode Island [6]
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
Speaker of the House
James K. Polk

Delegates

Florida Territory
Iowa Territory
Wisconsin Territory

Changes in membership

The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.

Senate
  • replacements: 6
  • deaths: 1
  • resignations: 6
  • Total seats with changes: 7
House of Representatives
  • replacements: 16
  • deaths: 8
  • resignations: 7
  • contested election:2
  • Total seats with changes: 17

Officers

Senate
House of Representatives

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  2. ^ The 4th district was a plural district with two representatives.
  3. ^ a b Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  4. ^ there were four plural districts, the 8th, 17th, 22nd & 23rd had two representatives each, the 3rd had four representatives.
  5. ^ There were two plural districts, the 2nd had two representatives, the 4th had three representatives.
  6. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.  
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.  

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