Footnotes for the Sessions of the
79th Congress, 1945-1947

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stodd3 January 194521 December 1945McKellar, Kenneth
(Dem.- Tennessee)
Rayburn

Senate President pro Tempore Kenneth McKellar served as acting President of the Senate during this "odd" session of the 79th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States from 12 April 1945 (Vice President Harry S Truman having succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt).

2ndeven14 January 19462 August 1946McKellarRayburn

Senate President pro Tempore Kenneth McKellar served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "even" session of the 79th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Harry S Truman having succeeded to the Presidency during the previous ["odd"] session of that Congress).

 

   

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Related information:
Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States
A Brief History of Congressional Leadership