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74th United States Congress
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United States Capitol (1956)

Duration: January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937

President of the Senate: John N. Garner
President pro tempore: Key Pittman
Speaker of the House: Joseph W. Byrns, Sr.
William B. Bankhead
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1935 – August 26, 1935
2nd: January 3, 1936 – June 20, 1936
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The Seventy-fourth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1937, during the third and fourth years of Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Fifteenth Census of the United States in 1930. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events

President Roosevelt signs Social Security Act, at approximately 3:30 pm EST on August 14, 1935[3]. Standing with Roosevelt are Rep. Robert Doughton (D-NC); unknown person in shadow; Sen. Robert Wagner (D-NY); Rep. John Dingell (D-MI); unknown man in bowtie; the Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins; Sen. Pat Harrison (D-MS); and Rep. David Lewis (D-MD).

Major legislation

Party summary

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Senate

Party Members
Democrats 69
Republicans 25
Farmer-Labor 1
Progressive 1
Total 96

House

Party Members
Democrats 322
Republicans 103
Progressive 7
Farmer-Labor 3
Total 435

Also 2 Delegates, 3 Resident Commissioners

Leaders

Contents: Senate: Majority (D), Minority (R)House: Majority (D), Minority (R)

Senate

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House of Representatives

Majority (Democratic) Leadership

Minority (Republican) Leadership

Members

Senate

Senators are popularly elected statewide 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.

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New Jersey

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New York

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Ohio

Oklahoma

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Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Percentage of members from each party by state at the opening of the 74th Congress, ranging from dark blue (most Democratic) to dark red (most Republican).

House of Representatives

The names of members are preceded by their district numbers.

Section contents: 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

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Vacant to end

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Vacant to end

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Vacant to end

New Mexico

New York

  • Vacant to end
  • Vacant to end

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • Vacant to end

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Non-voting members

Changes of Membership

Charles Risk (R), elected August 6, 1935

Employees

Senate

House

References


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