Footnotes for the Sessions of the
53rd Congress, 1893-1895

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 189315 April 1893Harris, Isham G.
(Dem.- Tennessee)
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This Special Session of the SENATE was called by outgoing President Benjamin Harrison via executive Proclamation issued on 25 February 1893.

1stExtra7 August 18933 November 1893HarrisCrisp

This "extra" Session of the 53rd Congress was called by President Grover Cleveland via executive Proclamation issued on 30 June 1893.

2ndlong4 December 189328 August 1894HarrisCrisp
3rdshort3 December 18943 March 1895Ransom, Matt W.
(Dem.- No. Carolina);

Senate President pro Tempore Matt W. Ransom resigned that office on 10 January 1895; Senator Harris was elected President pro Tempore by the Senate that same day.



"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