Footnotes for the Sessions of the
56th Congress, 1899-1901

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stlong4 December 18997 June 1900FryeHenderson, David B.
(Rep.- Iowa)

Senate President pro Tempore William P. Frye served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "long" session of the 56th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Garret A. Hobart having died in office on 21 November 1899, before the convening of this session).

2ndshort3 December 19003 March 1901FryeHenderson

Senate President pro Tempore William P. Frye served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "short" session of the 56th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Garret A. Hobart having died in office earlier in the 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