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PERIOD OF EACH CONGRESS. SPEAKERS AND CLERKS OF THE HOUSE.

Congress.
Session.

Beginning.

Ending.

No. of days in ea eli session.

Speakers.

Clerks.

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Mar. 4, 1789 Sept. 29, 1789

Jan. 4, 1790 Aug. 12, 1790
3 Dec. 6, 1790 Mar. 3. 1791

Oct. 24. 1791 May 8, 1792
2 Nov. 5, 1792 Mar. 2,1793

Dec. 2.179 June 9, 1794
2 Nov. 3, 1794 Mar. 3, 1795
1 Dec. 7, 1795 June 1, 1796
2 Dec. 5, 1796 Mar. 3, 1797
1 May 15, 1797 July 10, 1797
2 Nov. 13, 1797 July 16, 1798

Dec. 3, 1798 Mar. 3, 1799

Dec. 2, 1799 May 14, 1800
2 Nov. 17. 1800 Mar. 3, 1801
1 | Dec. 7, 1801 May 3, 1802

Dec. 6, 1902 Mar. 3, 1803
Oct. 17, 1803 Mar. 27. 1804
Nov. 5. 1804 Mar 3, 1805

Dec. 2, 1805 Apr. 21, 1806
2 Dec. 1, 1806 Mar. 3, 1807
1 Oct. 26, 1807 Apr. 25, 1808

Nov. 7, 1808 Mar. 3, 1809
May 22, 1809 June 28, 1809
Nov. 27, 1809 | May 1, 1810
Dec. 3, 1810 Mar, 3, 1811
Nov. 4,1811 July 6, 1812
Nor. 2, 1812 Mar. 3, 1813
May 24, 1813 Aug. 2, 1813

Dee. 6,1813 Apr. 18, 1814
3 Sept. 19, 1814 Mar. 2, 1815
1 Dec. 4,1815 Apr. 30, 1816
2 Dec. 2, 1816 Mar. 3, 1817!
* Resigned December 19, 1800.
+ Resigned January 28, 1815.!

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Fred A. Muhlenburg, of Pennsylvania .

John Beckley, of Virginia.
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Jonathan Trumbull, of Connecticut....
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Fred A. Muhlenburg, of Pennsylvania..
121 ......do ....

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177 Jonathan Dayton, of New Jersey.......
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Jonathan Williams Condy, of Pennsylvania.*
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91 George Dent, of Maryland, pro tempore

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Theodore Sedgwick, of Massachusetts .

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......... John Holt Oswald, of Pennsylvania.
148 Nathaniel Macon, of North Carolina

John Beckley, of Virginia.
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Joseph B. Varnum, of Massachusetts

Patrick Magruder, of Maryland.t
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245 Henry Clay, of Kentucky....
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71

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134 Langdon Cheves, of South Carolina.

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Thomas Dougherty, of Kentucky.
148 Henry Clay, of Kentucky.........
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| Resigned January 19, 1814, and Langdon Cheeres, of South Carolina, elected.

Died during recess of Seventeenth Congress.

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Dec. 1, 1817 Apr. 20, 1818
2 Nov. 16, 1818 Mar. 3, 1819

Dec. 6, 1819 May 15, 1820

Nov. 13, 1820 Mar. 3, 1821
1 Dec. 3, 1821 May 8,1822

Dec. 2, 1822 Mar. 3. 1823
1 Dec. 1. 1823 May 27, 1824
2 Dec. 6,1824 Mar. 3, 1825
1 | Dec. 5, 1825 May 22, 1820
2 Dec. 4,1826 Mar. 3, 1827
1 Dec. 3, 1827 May 26, 1828

Dec. 1, 1828 Mar. 3, 1829
1 Dec. 7,1829 May 31, 1830

Dec. 6, 1830 Mar. 3, 1831
1 Dec. 3, 1831 July 16, 1832
2 Dec, 3, 1832 Mar. 3, 1833
1 Dec. 2, 1833 June 30, 1834
2 Dec. 1. 1834 Mar. 3, 1835
11 Dec. 7, 1835 July 4, 1836
2 Dec. 5, 1836 M . 3, 1837
1 Sept. 4, 1837 Oct. 16, 1837

Dec. 4. 1837 July 9, 1838
3 Dec. 3, 1838 Mar. 3, 1839
1 Dec. 2, 1839 July 21, 1840
2 Dec. 7, 1840 Mar. 3, 1841
1 May 31, 1841 Sept. 13, 1841

Dec. 6. 1811 Aug. 31, 1842
Dec. 5, 1842 Mar. 3, 1843
Dec. 4, 1843 June 17, 1844
Dec. 2, 1844 Mar. 3, 1845
Dec. 1, 1845 Aug. 10, 1846

Dec. 7, 1846 Mar. 3, 1847
1 Dec. 6, 1847 Aug. 14, 1848
2 Dec. 4, 1848 Mar. 3, 1849

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Henry Clay, of Kentucky .......
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John W. Taylor, of New York...
157 Philip P. Barbour, of Virginia .

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178 Henry Clay, of Kentucky....

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169 John W. Taylor, of New York...

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175 Andrew Stevenson, of Virginia .

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John Bell, of Tennessee.
| James K. Polk, of Tennessee...
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Robert M. T. Hunter, of Virginia.
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106 John White, of Kentucky .......
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John W. Jones, of Virginia ....
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John W. Davis, of Indiana ........
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Walter S. Franklin, of Pennsylvania.

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Hugh A. Garland, of Virginia.

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Matthew St. Clair Clarke, of Pennsylvania.

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Caleb J. McNulty, of Ohio.
Benjamin B. French, of New Hampshire.

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Si 1 Dec. 3, 1849 Sept. 30, 1850 | 302 Rowell Cobb, of Georgia .

| Richard M. Young, of Illinois. S 2 Dec. 2, 1850 Mar. 3, 1851 92 .....do.....

Do. Dec. 1, 1851 Aug. 31, 1852 275 Linn Boyd, of Kentucky...

John W. Forney, of Pennsylvania. 2 Dec. 6, 1852 Mar. 3, 1853 88 .do.

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Dec. 5, 1853 Aug. 7, 1854 246 ......do.....

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1 Dec. 3, 1855 Aug. 18, 1856 260 Nathaniel P. Banks, of Massachusetts .

William Cullom, of Tennessee.
Aug. 21, 1856 Aug. 30, 1856

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1 Dec. 7. 1857 June 14, 1858 189 James L. Orr, of South Carolina......

James C. Allen, of Illinois.
Dec. 6, 1858 Mar. 3, 1859
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1 Dec. 5, 1859 June 25, 1860
William Pennington, of New Jersey.

John W. Forney, of Pennsylvania.
2 Dec. 3, 1860 Mar. 2, 1861 93 .....do.....

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July 4, 1861 Aug. 6,1861 Galusha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania...

Emerson Etheridge, of Tennessee.
2 Dec. 2, 1861 July 17, 1862 228 .....do...............

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1 Dec. 7. 1863 July 4, 1864

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Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana....

Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania.
2 Dec. 5, 1864 Mar. 3, 1865 90
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1 Dec. 4, 1865 July 28, 1866 237

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2 Dec. 3, 1866 Mar. 3, 1867

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i 11 Mar. 4, 1867 Dec. 2, 1867 56 ......do....... ...........

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2 Dec. 2, 1867 Nov, 10. 1868 239 ......do......

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( 3 Dec. 7.1868 | Mar. 3, 1869 87 ......do. ....

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(11 | Mar. 4, 1869 Apr. 10, 1869 37 James G. Blaine

ine, of Maine

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2 Dec. 6, 1869 July 15, 1870 222 .....do...
Dec. 5. 1870 Mar. 3, 1871 90 .....do.......

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Do. 42 2 Dec. 4, 1871 June 10, 1872 190 ......do......

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1 Dec. 1, 1873 June 23, 1874 204 .....do....

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Michael C. Kerr, of Indiana......
S i Dec. 6,1875 Aug. 15, 1876 254 Samuel S. Cox, of New York**

George M. Adams, of Kentucky.
Milton Savler, of Ohio** ....

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2 Dec. 4, 1876 Mar. 3, 1877 90 Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsylvaniatt........

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* Resigned October 20, 1820, by letter, and Jobn W. Taylor, of New York, elected November 15, 1820.
+ Resigned June 2. 1834, and John Bell, of Tennessee, elected.

Dismissed January 18, 1815, and Benjamin B. French, of New Hampshire, elected.
S Appointed April 17, 1830.
1 March 30 adjourned to July 3; July 20 adjourned to November 21.
s July 25 adjourned to September 21; September 21 adjourned to October 16; October 16 adjourned to November 10.
** S. S. Cox appointed February 17, May 12, and June 19: Milton Sayler appointed June 4.
of Samuel J. Randall, elected December 4, 1876.
11 Theodore M. Pomeroy, elected March 3, 1869; served but one day.

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PERIOD OF EACH CONGRESS. SPEAKERS AND CLERKS OF THE HOUSE-Continued.

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Mar. 18, 1879 July 1, 1879
Dec. 1, 1879 June 16, 1880

Dec. 6, 1880 Mar. 3. 1881
1 Dec. 5, 1881 Aug. 8, 1882
2 Dec 4, 1882 Mar. 3. 18-3
1 Dec. 3, 1883 July 7, 1884

Dec. 1, 1884 Mar. 3. 1885

Dec. 7, 1885 Auy. 5, 1886
2 Dec. 0,1886 Mar 3, 1887
1 Dec. 5, 1887 Oct. 20, 1888
2 Dec. 3, 1888 Mar. 3, 1889

Dec. 2, 1889 Oct. 1, 1890

Dec. 1, 1290 Mar. 3, 1891
1 Dec. 7,1891 Aug. 5, 1892
2 Dec. 5, 1892 Mar. 3, 1893
1 Aug. 7, 1893 Nov. 3, 1893
2 Dec. 1, 1293 Aug. 28, 1894
3 Dec. 3, 1894 Mar. 3, 1895

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J. Warren Keifer, of Ohio.....
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Carlisle, of Kentucky..
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Thomas B. Reed, of Maine ....

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George M. Adams, of Kentucky.

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1st..... 1st.. Mar. 4,1789 Sept. 29, 1789 210 lays .. *Sept.13,1788
1st..... 2nd . Jan. 4, 1790 Aug. 12, 1790 221 days .. Sept. 29, 1789
2nd.... 1st.. Oct. 24, 1791 May 8,1792 197 days .. Mar. 2, 1791
2nd.... 2nd. Nor. 5, 1792 Mar. 2, 1793 119 days .. May 5,1792

2nd . Nov. 3,1794 Mar. 3, 1795 121 days .. May 30, 1794
.... 1st.. May 15, 1797 | July 10, 1797| 57 days .. ......

Mar. 25, 1797–Adams .... Relations with France.
2nd . Nov. 13, 1797 July 16, 1798 246 days .. July 1, 1797

2nd Nov. 17, 1800 Mar. 3, 1801 107 days .. May 13, 1800
8th lst.. Oct. 17, 1803 Mar. 27, 1804

163 days ........

July 16, 1803–Jefferson... Cession of Louisiana by Spain to France.
8th 2nd . Nov. 5, 1804 Mar. 3, 1805 119 days .. Mar. 26, 1804
10th 1st.. Oct. 26,1807 Apr. 25, 1808 182 days .

July 30, 1807-Jefferson... Relations with Great Britain.
10th...! 2nd . Nov. 7,1808 Mar. 3, 1809 117 days ... Apr. 22, 1808
11th ... 1st.. May 22, 1809 June 28, 1809 38 days .Jan. 301809
11th ... 2nd Nov. 27, 1809 May 1,1810 156 days .. June 24, 1809
12th ... 1st.. Nov. 4, 1811 July 6, 1812 245 days ............. July 24, 1811–Madison ... Relations with Great Britain
12th ... 2nd. Nor. 2, 1812 Mar. 3, 1813 122 days .. July 6, 1812
13th ...! 1st.. May 24, 1813 Aug. 2, 1813 71 days .. Feb. 27, 1813
13th ... 2nd. Dec. 6,1813 | Apr. 18, 1814 134 days .. July 27, 1813
13th ... 3d .. Sept. 19, 1814 Mar. 2, 1815 166 days .

Aug. 8, 1814-Madison.... War with Great Britain.
15th ... 2nd . Nov. 16, 1818 Mar. 3, 1819 108 days . Apr. 8, 1818
16th ... 2nd. Nov. :3, 1820 Mar. 3, 1821 111 days .. May 13, 1820
25th ... 1st.. Sept. 4, 1837 | Oct. 16, 1837 | 43 days ........ May 15, 1837—Van Buren. Suspension of specie payments.

* The first session of the First Congress under the Constitution was convened by resolution of the Continental Congress, adopted September
12, 1788. SEE DIGEST, ANTE, P. 246.

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