Footnotes for the Sessions of the
45th Congress, 1877-1879

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE5 March 187717 March 1877Ferry- - - -

This Special Session of the SENATE was called by outgoing President Ulysses S. Grant via executive Proclamation issued on 2 March 1877.

1stExtra15 October 18772 December 1877FerryRandall

This "extra" Session of the 45th Congress was called by President Rutherford B. Hayes via executive Proclamation issued on 5 May 1877.

2ndlong3 December 187720 June 1878FerryRandall
3rdshort2 December 18783 March 1879FerryRandall
 

   

"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