Footnotes for the Sessions of the
92nd Congress, 1971-1973

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stodd21 January 197117 December 1971Ellender, Allen J.
(Dem.-Louisiana)
Carl Albert
(Dem.-Oklahoma)

Senate President pro Tempore Richard B. Russell died on 21 January 1971, the very day the 1st ("odd") session of the 92nd Congress convened: Senator Ellender was elected President pro Tempore by the Senate the following day (22 January 1972); thus, for all practical purposes, Senator Russell never actually served as President pro Tempore during the 92nd Congress.

2ndeven18 January 197218 October 1972Ellender ;
Eastland, James O.
(Dem.- Mississippi)
Albert

Senate President pro Tempore Allen J. Ellender died on 27 July 1972; Senator Eastland was elected President pro Tempore by the Senate the following day (28 July 1972).

 

   

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