The Green Papers
The Green Papers
48th Session of the Congress, 1883-1885
session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1st long 3 December 1883 7 July 1884 Edmunds, George F.
(Rep.- Vermont)
Carlisle, John G.
(Dem.- Kentucky)
2nd short 1 December 1884 3 March 1885 Edmunds Carlisle

Senate President pro Tempore George F. Edmunds served as acting President of the Senate during the entirety of the 48th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Chester A. Arthur having succeeded to the Presidency during the preceding Congress).

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