Footnotes for the Sessions of the
35th Congress, 1857-1859

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 185714 March 1857Mason;
Rusk, Thomas J.
(Dem.- Texas)
- - - -

This Special Session of the SENATE was called by outgoing President Franklin Pierce via executive Proclamation issued on 16 February 1857.

Senator Rusk was elected President pro Tempore by the Senate in place of Senator Mason on 14 March 1857.

1stlong7 December 185714 June 1858Fitzpatrick, Benjamin
(Dem.- Alabama)
Orr, James L.
(Dem.- South Carolina)
SpecialSENATE15 June 185816 June 1858Fitzpatrick- - - -

This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President James Buchanan via executive Proclamation issued on 14 June 1858.

2ndshort6 December 18583 March 1859FitzpatrickOrr
 

   

"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