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35th United States Congress
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United States Capitol (1860)

Duration: March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1859

President of the Senate: John C. Breckinridge
President pro tempore: James M. Mason
Thomas J. Rusk
Benjamin Fitzpatrick
Speaker of the House: James L. Orr
Members: 66 Senators
237 Representatives
7 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
Special: March 4, 1857 – March 14, 1857
1st: December 7, 1857 – June 14, 1858
2nd: December 6, 1858 – March 3, 1859
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The Thirty-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, 1857 to March 3, 1859, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President James Buchanan.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Seventh Census of the United States in 1850. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Party summary

Minnesota and Oregon were newly admitted to the Union and first represented as states in this Congress.

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: 66

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 237

Leadership

President of the Senate
Vice President
John C. Breckinridge
Senate
House of Representatives

Major events

Main article: Events of 1857; Events of 1858; Events of 1859

Major legislation

States admitted

  • May 11, 1858 Minnesota was admitted as a state
  • February 14, 1859 Oregon was admitted as a state

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: 35th United States Congress - political parties
See also: 35th United States Congress - State Delegations
See also: United States House elections, 1856
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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 began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1862; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1858; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1860.

See also: Category:United States Senators
See also: Category:United States congressional delegations by state
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
President pro tempore
Thomas J. Rusk
President pro tempore
Benjamin Fitzpatrick

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
California [1]
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota [1]
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Speaker of the House
James L. Orr


Delegates

Kansas Territory
Minnesota Territory
Nebraska Territory
New Mexico Territory
Oregon Territory
Utah Territory
Washington Territory

Changes in membership

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

Senate
House of Representatives

Officers

Senate
Other
House of Representatives

Notes

  1. ^ a b 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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