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81st United States Congress
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United States Capitol (1956)

Duration: January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951

President of the Senate: Alben W. Barkely
President pro tempore: Scott W. Lucas
Speaker of the House: Sam Rayburn
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
4 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democrat
House Majority: Democrat

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1949 – October 19, 1949
2nd: January 3, 1950 – January 2, 1951
<80th 82nd>

The Eighty-first 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, 1949 to January 3, 1951, during the first two years of the second administration of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Sixteenth Census of the United States in 1940. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Dates of sessions

January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951

  • First session: January 3, 1949 – October 19, 1949
  • Second session: January 3, 1950 – January 2, 1951

Previous congress: 80th Congress
Next congress: 82nd Congress

Major events

Main article: Events of 1949; Events of 1950

Major legislation

Party summary

Senate

TOTAL members: 96

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 435

Officers

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Senate

House of Representatives

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.

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
  • Vacant October 3, 1950 - November 6, 1950
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
  • Vacant April 21, 1949 - September 12, 1949
  • John P. Saylor (R), elected to fill vacancy, installed September 13, 1949
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Delegates

Alaska Territory
Hawaii Territory

Resident Commissioners

Puerto Rico

Employees

Architect of the Capitol:

Senate

House of Representatives


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