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52nd United States Congress
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Duration: March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893

President of the Senate: Levi P. Morton
President pro tempore: Charles F. Manderson
Speaker of the House: Charles F. Crisp
Members: 88 Senators
332 Representatives
4 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
1st: December 7, 1891 – August 5, 1892
2nd: December 5, 1892 – March 3, 1893
<51st 53rd>

The Fifty-second 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, 1891 to March 4, 1893, during the last two years of the administration of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Tenth Census of the United States in 1880. The Senate had a Republican majority, and the House had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Dates of sessions

March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893

  • First session: December 7, 1891 - August 5, 1892
  • Second session: December 5, 1892 - March 3, 1893 — a lame duck session

Previous congress: 51st Congress
Next congress: 53rd Congress

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: 88

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 332

Leadership

President of the Senate
Vice President
Levi P. Morton
Senate
House of Representatives

Major events

Main article: Events of 1891; Events of 1892; Events of 1893

Major legislation

  • May 5, 1892 - Geary Act
  • Feb. 13, 1893 - Harter Act

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: 52nd United States Congress - political parties
See also: 52nd United States Congress - State Delegations
See also: United States House elections, 1890

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 1892; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1894; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1896.

See also: Category:United States Senators
See also: Category:United States congressional delegations by state
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
President pro tempore
Charles F. Manderson

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
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota [1]
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Speaker of the House
Charles F. Crisp

Delegates

Arizona Territory
New Mexico Territory
Oklahoma Territory
Utah Territory

Changes in membership

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

Senate
  • replacements: 7
  • deaths: 4
  • resignations: 5
  • interim appointments: 1
  • Total seats with changes: 10
House of Representatives
  • replacements: 15
  • deaths: 10
  • resignations: 8
  • contested election: 1
  • Total seats with changes: 18

Officers

Senate
Other
House of Representatives

Notes

  1. ^ 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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