||President pro Tempore
of the Senate
|Speaker of the House
|Special||SENATE||4 March 1885||2 April 1885||none||- - - -|
This Special Session of the SENATE was called by outgoing President Chester A. Arthur via executive Proclamation issued on 27 February 1885; no President pro Tempore was elected by the Senate as Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks presided over the entire session.
|1st||long||7 December 1885||5 August 1886||Sherman, John|
Senate President pro Tempore John Sherman served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "long" session of the 49th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks having died in office on 25 November 1885, before the convening of this session).
|2nd||short||6 December 1886||3 March 1887||Sherman;|
Ingalls, John J.
Senate President pro Tempore John Sherman resigned that office on 25 February 1887; Senator Ingalls was elected President pro Tempore by the Senate that same day.
Senate Presidents pro Tempore Sherman and Ingalls each served as acting President of the Senate due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States throughout this "short" session of the 27th Congress (Vice
President Thomas A. Hendricks having died in office earlier in this Congress).