Footnotes for the Sessions of the
41st Congress, 1869-1871

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stExtra4 March 186910 April 1869Anthony, Henry B.
(Rep.- Rhode Island)
Blaine, James G.
(Rep.- Maine)

This "extra" Session of the 41st Congress was mandated by the act of 22 January 1867 which required that a given Congress convene on the 4 March next following its election as well as on the constitutionally mandated date of the first Monday in December in each calendar year.

SpecialSENATE12 April 186922 April 1869Anthony- - - -

This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President Ulysses S. Grant via executive Proclamation issued on 8 April 1869.

2ndlong6 December 186915 July 1870AnthonyBlaine
3rdshort5 December 18703 March 1871AnthonyBlaine


"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