Footnotes for the Sessions of the
49th Congress, 1885-1887

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 18852 April 1885none- - - -

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.

1stlong7 December 18855 August 1886Sherman, John
(Rep.- Ohio)
Carlisle

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).

2ndshort6 December 18863 March 1887Sherman;
Ingalls, John J.
(Rep.- Kansas)
Carlisle

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).

 

   

"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