Footnotes for the Sessions of the
80th Congress, 1947-1949

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stodd3 January 194719 December 1947Vandenberg, Arthur H.
(Rep.- Michigan)
Martin, Joseph W.
(Rep.- Massachusetts)

Senate President pro Tempore Arthur H. Vandenberg served as acting President of the Senate during the entirety of the 80th 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 preceding Congress).

2ndeven(ld)6 January 194831 December 1948VandenbergMartin

Senate President pro Tempore Arthur H. Vandenberg served as acting President of the Senate during the entirety of the 80th 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 preceding Congress); during this 2d "even" session of the 80th Congress, House Speaker Joseph W. Martin was next in line to the Presidency under the 1947 Presidential Succession Act.

 

   

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"Regular" Sessions prior to the adoption of the 20th Amendment (1933)
"Regular" Sessions after the adoption of the 20th Amendment (1933)
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Related information:
Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States
A Brief History of Congressional Leadership