Footnotes for the Sessions of the
87th Congress, 1961-1963

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stodd3 January 196127 September 1961HaydenRayburn
2ndeven10 January 196213 October 1962HaydenMcCormack, John W.
(Dem.- Massachusetts)

House Speaker Sam Rayburn had died on 16 November 1961; Congressman McCormack was elected to succeed him upon the convening of this "even" session of the 87th 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