Footnotes for the Sessions of the
39th Congress, 1865-1867

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 186511 March 1865Foster, Lafayette S.
(Rep.- Connecticut)
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This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President Abraham Lincoln via executive Proclamation issued on 17 February 1865.

1stlong4 December 186528 July 1866FosterColfax

Senate President pro Tempore Lafayette S. Foster served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "long" session of the 39th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Andrew Johnson having succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of President Abraham Lincoln on 15 April 1865, before the convening of this session).

2ndshort3 December 18663 March 1867FosterColfax

Senate President pro Tempore Lafayette S. Foster served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "short" session of the 39th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Andrew Johnson having succeeded to the Presidency earlier in this 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