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89th United States Congress
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United States Capitol (1962)

Duration: January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967

President of the Senate: Hubert Humphrey
President pro tempore: Carl Hayden
Speaker of the House: John W. McCormack
Members: 100 Senators
437 Representatives
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
1st: January 4, 1965 – October 23, 1966
2nd: January 10, 1966 – October 22, 1966
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The Eighty-ninth 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, 1965 to January 3, 1967, during the third and fourth years of Lyndon Johnson's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Eighteenth Census of the United States in 1960. Both chambers had a Democratic supermajority. Some of its landmark legislation include the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, the Voting Rights Act, Higher Education Act, and Freedom of Information Act.

Contents

Major events

The Voting Rights Act was enacted during the 89th Congress.

Major legislation

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.

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Senate

TOTAL members: 100

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 435

Leadership

President of the Senate Hubert H. Humphrey
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Senate

House of Representatives

Party Leadership

Senate

House of Representatives

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 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. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1970; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1966; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1968.

President pro tempore Carl Hayden
Majority Leader Mike Mansfield
Minority Leader Everett Dirksen

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Robert P. Griffin (R)

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

Donald S. Russell (D)
Ernest F. Hollings (D)

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (D)
William B. Spong, Jr. (D)

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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.

Minority Leader Gerald Ford

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

David H. Pryor (D)

California

Jerome R. Waldie (D)
Thomas M. Rees (D)

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Edwin W. Edwards (D)

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Guy A. Vander Jagt (R)

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Theodore R. Kupferman (R)

North Carolina

Walter B. Jones, Sr. (D)

North Dakota

Ohio

Clarence J. Brown, Jr. (R)

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

* 2. Albert W. Watson (R), elected to fill vacancy June 15, 1965

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Lera M. Thomas (D)

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Non-voting member

Changes in membership

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

Senate

House of Representatives

Officers

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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