Footnotes for the Sessions of the
48th Congress, 1883-1885

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stlong3 December 18837 July 1884Edmunds, George F.
(Rep.- Vermont)
Carlisle, John G.
(Dem.- Kentucky)
2ndshort1 December 18843 March 1885EdmundsCarlisle

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).



"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