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92nd United States Congress
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United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973

President of the Senate: Spiro Agnew
President pro tempore: Richard Russell to Jan. 21, 1971
Allen J. Ellender Jan. 22, 1971 to July 27, 1972
James Eastland from July 28, 1972
Speaker of the House: Carl Albert
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
Senate Majority: Democratic Party
House Majority: Democratic Party

Sessions
1st: January 21, 1971 – December 17, 1971
2nd: January 18, 1972 – October 18, 1972
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The Ninety-second 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, 1971 to January 3, 1973, during the last 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 1960 Census. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events

Passing legislation on revenue-sharing was a key event of the congress. President Richard Nixon had it listed on his list of top policies to cover for the year. Nixon signed the bill into law at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. the law gained support from many state and local officials including: San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto who received $27 million in revenue-sharing money in the first year. Alito said that many projects that would not have been possible could now be done, ""That will effectively enable us to meet those programs which up to now because of very tough budgeting we've had to trench."[1]

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

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

Senate Majority Leader
Mike Mansfield

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 with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1976; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1972; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1974.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

David H. Gambrell (D), appointed to fill vacancy
Sam Nunn (D), elected to fill vacancy

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Elaine S. Edwards (D), appointed to fill vacancy
Bennett Johnston Jr. (D), elected to fill vacancy

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

Robert Stafford (R), appointed to fill vacancy

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

Elizabeth B. Andrews (D), elected to fill vacancy

Alaska

Don Young (R), elected to fill vacancy

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii [2]

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

William P. Curlin, Jr. (D), elected to fill vacancy

Louisiana

John Breaux (D), installed September 30, 1972 - End

Maine

Maryland

William O. Mills (R), elected to fill vacancy

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

H. John Heinz III (R), elected to fill vacancy, installed November 2, 1971
Vacant October 7, 1971 - April 24, 1972
William S. Conover (R), elected to fill vacancy, installed April 25, 1972

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Richard W. Mallary (R), elected to fill vacancy

Virginia

M. Caldwell Butler (R), elected to fill vacancy

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Non-voting members

District of Columbia

Puerto Rico

Changes in membership

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

Senate

  • replacements: 3
  • deaths: 3
  • resignations:
  • Total seats with changes: 3

House of Representatives

  • replacements: 4
  • deaths: 2
  • resignations: 2
  • Total seats with changes: 4

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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