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69th United States Congress
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United States Capitol (1906)

Duration: March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1927

President of the Senate: Charles G. Dawes
President pro tempore: George H. Moses
Speaker of the House: Nicholas Longworth
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Republican

Sessions
1st: December 7, 1925 – July 3, 1926
2nd: December 6, 1926 – March 3, 1927
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The Sixty-ninth 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, 1925 to March 4, 1927, during the third and fourth years of Calvin Coolidge's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Fourteenth Census of the United States in 1920. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

Contents

Major events

The special session of the Senate was called by President Coolidge on February 14, 1925.

  • Impeachment of Judge George W. English — On April 1, 1926, the House of Representatives impeached Judge George W. English of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois. Both Houses adjourned on July 3, 1926, with the Senate scheduled to reconvene on November 10, 1926 as a Court of Impeachment. English resigned before the impeachment trial began. The Senate met as planned on November 10, 1926 to adjourn the court of impeachment sine die. On December 13, 1926 the Senate, acting on advice from the House managers of the impeachment, formally dismissed all charges against Judge English.

Major legislation

  • February 26, 1926 - Revenue Act of 1926
  • April 12, 1926 - Timber Exportation Act of 1926
  • May 8, 1926 - Federal Interpleader Act of 1926
  • May 20, 1926 - Air Commerce Act
  • May 20, 1926 - Federal Black Bass Act of 1926
  • May 20, 1926 - Railway Labor Act (Parker-Watson Act)
  • May 25, 1926 - Omnibus Adjustment Act of 1926
  • May 25, 1926 - Public Buildings Act of 1926 (Elliot-Fernald Act)
  • May 26, 1926 - Shenandoah National Park Act of 1926
  • June 3, 1926 - Subsistence Expense Act of 1926
  • June 14, 1926 - Recreation and Public Purposes Act
  • June 15, 1926 - Limitation of National Forest Designation Act
  • July 2, 1926 - Cooperative Marketing Act
  • July 3, 1926 - Walsh Act
  • January 21, 1927 - River and Harbors Act of 1927
  • February 23, 1927 - Radio Act of 1927 (Dill-White Act)
  • February 25, 1927 - McFadden Act
  • March 3, 1927 - Foreign and Domestic Commerce Act of 1927
  • March 3, 1927 - Produce Agency Act of 1927
  • March 4, 1927 - Mayfield-Newton Act

Party summary

Senate composition, by party

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.

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Senate

TOTAL members: 96

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 435

Leadership

President of the Senate
Charles Dawes
President pro tempore
George H. Moses
Speaker of the House
Nicholas Longworth

Senate

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

House of Representatives

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

Members

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

Senate

Senators were elected 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 in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1928; Class 2 meant their term began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1930; and Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1926.

Alabama

Arizona

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 Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

House of Representatives

Alabama

Arizona

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 Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Non-voting members

Changes in membership

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

Senate

  • replacements: 7
  • deaths: 7
  • resignations: 0
  • contested election: 1
  • interim appointments: 2
  • Total seats with changes: 9

House of Representatives

  • replacements: 11
  • deaths: 11
  • resignations: 2
  • Total seats with changes: 9

Employees

Senate

House of Representatives

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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