Footnotes for the Sessions of the
32nd Congress, 1851-1853

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 185113 March 1851King- - - -

This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President Millard Fillmore via executive Proclamation issued on 3 March 1851.

1stlong1 December 185131 August 1852KingBoyd, Linn
(Dem.- Kentucky)
2ndshort6 December 18523 March 1853Atchison, D.R.
(returning)
Boyd

Senate President pro Tempores King and Atchison each served as acting President of the Senate throughout the entirety of the 32nd Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Millard Fillmore having succeeded to the Presidency during the preceding Congress).

 

   

"Regular" Sessions of Congress
"Regular" Sessions prior to the adoption of the 20th Amendment (1933)
"Regular" Sessions after the adoption of the 20th Amendment (1933)
"Extra" Sessions
"Special SENATE" Sessions

Related information:
Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States
A Brief History of Congressional Leadership