Footnotes for the Sessions of the
37th Congress, 1861-1863

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 186128 March 1861Foot- - - -

This Special Session of the SENATE was called by outgoing President James Buchanan via executive Proclamation issued on 11 February 1861.

1stExtra4 July 18616 August 1861FootGrow, Galusha A.
(Rep.- Pennsylvania)

This "extra" Session of the 37th Congress was called by President Abraham Lincoln via executive Proclamation issued on 15 April 1861.

2ndlong2 December 186117 July 1862FootGrow
3rdshort1 December 18623 March 1863FootGrow
 

   

"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