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91st United States Congress
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Duration: January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1971

President of the Senate: Hubert Humphrey to Jan. 20, 1969
Spiro Agnew
President pro tempore: Richard Russell, Jr.
Speaker of the House: John W. McCormack
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
Senate Majority: Democratic Party
House Majority: Democratic Party

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1969 – December 23, 1969
2nd: January 19, 1970 – January 2, 1971
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The Ninety-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, 1969 to January 3, 1971, during the first two years of the first administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Eighteenth Census of the United States in 1960. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

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.

Senate

TOTAL members: 100

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 435

Leadership

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Senate

President of the Senate Spiro Agnew

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House of Representatives

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) 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 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 ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1970; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1972; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1974.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

William V. Roth, Jr. (R), appointed to fill vacancy

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Ralph Tyler Smith (R), appointed to fill vacancy
Adlai Stevenson III (D), elected to fill vacancy

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

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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.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

John H. Rousselot (R), elected to fill vacancy
John G. Schmitz (R), elected to fill vacancy

Colorado

Connecticut

Robert H. Steele (R), elected to fill vacancy

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii [1]

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michael J. Harrington (D), elected to fill vacancy

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

John Melcher (D), elected to fill vacancy

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Edwin B. Forsythe (R), elected to fill vacancy
Robert A. Roe (D), elected to fill vacancy

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Charles J. Carney (D), November 3, 1970 - End

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Vacant August 8, 1970 - November 2, 1970
John H. Ware, III (R), elected to fill vacancy, installed November 3, 1970

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Ed Jones (D), elected to fill vacancy

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Dave Obey (D), elected to fill vacancy

Wyoming

Delegates

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Changes in membership

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

Senate

  • replacements: 2
  • deaths: 1
  • resignations: 1
  • Total seats with changes: 2

House of Representatives

  • replacements: 6
  • deaths: 4
  • resignations: 3
  • Total seats with changes: 7

Employees

Senate

House of Representatives

References

  1. ^ both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket
  • 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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