Footnotes for the Sessions of the
93rd Congress, 1973-1975

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
1stodd3 January 197322 December 1973EastlandAlbert

Senate President pro Tempore James O. Eastland served as acting President of the Senate during the 1st ("odd") session of the 93rd Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States: from 10 October 1973 (Vice President Spiro T. Agnew having resigned) to 6 December 1973 (Gerald R. Ford having been confirmed by Congress as Vice President as per the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution); during this same period, House Speaker Carl Albert was next in line to the Presidency under the 1947 Presidential Succession Act.

2ndeven(ld)21 January 197420 December 1974EastlandAlbert

Senate President pro Tempore James O. Eastland served as acting President of the Senate during the 2nd ("even") session of the 93rd Congress due to a vacancy in the Vice Presidency of the United States: from 9 August 1974 (Vice President Gerald R. Ford having succeeded to the Presidency upon the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon) to 19 December 1974 (Nelson A. Rockefeller having been confirmed by Congress as Vice President as per the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution); during this same period, House Speaker Carl Albert 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