61st United States Congress

61st United States Congress

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The Sixty-first United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from March 4, 1909 to March 4, 1911, during the first two years of William H. Taft's Presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Twelfth Census of the United States in 1900. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

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Party summary

Senate

TOTAL members: 92

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 391

Leadership



Senate

President: James S. Sherman (R)

House of Representatives



Members

Senate

At this time, most Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six year terms with each Congress. A few senators were elected directly by the residents of the state. Preceding the names in the list below are...
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