Footnotes for the Sessions of the
88th Congress, 1963-1965

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stodd9 January 196330 December 1963HaydenMcCormack

Senate President pro Tempore Carl Hayden served as acting President of the Senate during this "odd" session of the 88th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States from 22 November 1963 (Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson having succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy); during this same period, House Speaker John W. McCormack was next in line to the Presidency under the 1947 Presidential Succession Act.

2ndeven7 January 19643 October 1964HaydenMcCormack

Senate President pro Tempore Carl Hayden served as acting President of the Senate throughout this "even" session of the 88th Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States (Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson having succeeded to the Presidency during the previous "odd" session); during this same period, House Speaker John W. McCormack was next in line to the Presidency under the 1947 Presidential Succession Act.

 

   

"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