Footnotes for the Sessions of the
62nd Congress, 1911-1913

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stExtra4 April 191122 August 1911FryeClark, James Beauchamp ["Champ"]
(Dem.- Missouri)

This "extra" Session of the 62nd Congress was called by President William Howard Taft via executive Proclamation issued on 4 March 1911.

2ndlong4 December 191126 August 1912Bacon, Augustus
(Dem.-Georgia)&
Gallinger, Jacob
(Rep.- New Hampshire)
Clark

Senators Bacon and Gallinger alternated as Presidents pro Tempore throughout most of this "long" session of the 62nd Congress; others who served briefly as Presidents pro Tempore during this "long" session of that Congress were Frank B. Brandegee (Rep.- Connecticut), Charles Curtis (Rep.- Kansas) and Henry Cabot Lodge (Rep.- Massachusetts).

3rdshort2 December 19123 March 1913Bacon & GallingerClark

Senators Bacon and Gallinger alternated as Presidents pro Tempore throughout most of this "short" session of the 62nd Congress; during this session, they each served as acting President of the Senate due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President James S. Sherman having died in office on 30 October 1912, before the convening of this session).

 

   

"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