Footnotes for the Sessions of the
50th Congress, 1887-1889

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stlong5 December 188720 October 1888IngallsCarlisle
2ndshort3 December 18883 March 1889IngallsCarlisle

Senate President pro Tempore John J. Ingalls served as acting President of the Senate during the entirety of the 50th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks having died in office 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