The Green Papers
The Green Papers
81st Session of the Congress, 1949-1951
session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1st odd 3 January 1949 19 October 1949 McKellar

Senate President pro Tempore Kenneth McKellar served as acting President of the Senate during this "odd" session of the 81st Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States until Noon on 20 January 1949 (when Vice President Alben W. Barkley was sworn in for a full four-year term in that office); during this same period, House Speaker Sam Rayburn was next in line to the Presidency under the 1947 Presidential Succession Act.

2nd even(ld) 3 January 1950 2 January 1951 McKellar Rayburn

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