The Green Papers
The Green Papers
43rd Session of the Congress, 1873-1875
session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
Special SENATE 4 March 1873 26 March 1873 Carpenter, Matthew H.
(Rep.- Wisconsin)
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This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President Ulysses S. Grant via executive Proclamation issued on 21 February 1873.

1st long 1 December 1873 23 June 1874 Carpenter Blaine

NOTE: The act of 22 January 1867 mandating that a given Congress first meet in "extra" session on the 4 March next following its election had been repealed during the preceding [42nd] Congress; thus, the authority to call Congress into "extra" session was, thereby, returned to the President who would once again only do so by executive Proclamation and the 1st full session of the 43rd Congress was the regular "long" session which convened on the first Monday in December as mandated by Article I, Section 4, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

2nd short 7 December 1874 3 March 1875 Carpenter;

Senator Anthony was elected President pro Tempore by the Senate in place of Senator Carpenter on 25 January 1875.

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