Footnotes for the Sessions of the
44th Congress, 1875-1877

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE5 March 187524 March 1875Ferry, Thomas W.
(Rep.- Michigan)
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This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President Ulysses S. Grant via executive Proclamation issued on 17 February 1875.

1stlong6 December 187515 August 1876FerryKerr, Michael C.
(Dem.- Indiana)

Senate President pro Tempore Thomas W. Ferry served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "long" session of the 44th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Henry Wilson having died in office on 22 November 1875, before the convening of this session).

2ndshort4 December 18763 March 1877FerryRandall, Samuel J.
(Dem.- Pennsylvania)

House Speaker Michael C. Kerr had died on 19 August 1876; Congressman Randall was elected to succeed him upon the convening of this "short" session of the 44th Congress.

Senate President pro Tempore Thomas W. Ferry served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "short" session of the 44th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Henry Wilson having died in office earlier in the 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