Footnotes for the Sessions of the
47th Congress, 1881-1883

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 188120 May 1881Bayard, Thomas F.
(Dem.- Delaware)
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This Special Session of the SENATE was called by outgoing President Rutherford B. Hayes via executive Proclamation issued on 28 February 1881.

SpecialSENATE10 October 188129 October 1881Davis, David
(Ind.- Illinois)
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This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President Chester A. Arthur via executive Proclamation issued on 23 September 1881.

Senate President pro Tempore David Davis served as acting President of the Senate throughout this Special session of the SENATE due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Chester A. Arthur having succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of President James A. Garfield on 19 September 1881, before the convening of this Special SENATE session).

1stlong5 December 18818 August 1882DavisKeifer, J. Warren
(Rep.- Ohio)

Senate President pro Tempore David Davis served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "long" session of the 47th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Chester A. Arthur having succeeded to the Presidency earlier in the Congress).

2ndshort4 December 18823 March 1883DavisKeifer

Senate President pro Tempore David Davis served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "short" session of the 47th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Chester A. Arthur having succeeded to the Presidency 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