| George Clinton (DR)|
| Samuel Smith (DR)
Stephen R. Bradley (DR)
John Milledge (DR)|
Joseph Bradley Varnum (DR)
3 Non-voting members
The Tenth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1807, to March 4, 1809, during the seventh and eighth years of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Second Census of the United States in 1800. Both chambers had an overwhelming Democratic-Republican majority.
May 22, 1807: Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr was indicted for treason. He was acquitted September 1, 1807
June 1807: Chesapeake-Leopard Affair: The British warship HMS Leopard (1790) captured and boarded the USS Chesapeake (1799).
August 17, 1807: The Clermont, Robert Fulton's first American steamboat, left New York City for Albany, New York, on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.
January 1, 1808: The importation of slaves into the United States was banned
December 22, 1807: Embargo Act of 1807, ch. 5, 2 Stat. 451
March 1, 1809: Non-Intercourse Act, ch. 24, 2 Stat. 528
March 1, 1809: Illinois Territory was organized from a portion of Indiana Territory
10th United States Congress Wikipedia
The count below identifies party affiliations at the beginning of the first session of this Congress. Changes resulting from subsequent replacements are shown below in the "Changes in membership" section.President: George Clinton (DR)
President pro tempore: Samuel Smith (DR), elected April 16, 1808
Stephen R. Bradley (DR), elected December 28, 1808
John Milledge (DR), elected January 30, 1809
Speaker: Joseph Bradley Varnum (DR)
This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.Skip to House of Representatives, below
Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election.
The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.
The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.
There were 5 resignations, 2 deaths, and 1 interim appointment. Neither party had a net change.
Of the voting members, there were 4 resignations, 4 deaths, and 2 vacancies from the beginning of this Congress. Democratic-Republicans had no net change and Federalists picked up 2 seats.
Lists of committees and their party leaders.Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate
Affairs with Algiers (Select)
Commerce and Manufactures
Conduct of Peter J. Bruin (Select)
District of Columbia
Post Office and Post Roads
Revisal and Unfinished Business
Standards of Official Conduct
Ways and Means
Architect of the Capitol: Benjamin Latrobe
Librarian of Congress: Patrick Magruder
Chaplain: Alexander T. McCormick (Episcopalian), elected November 10, 1807
Robert Elliott (Presbyterian), elected November 10, 1808
Secretary: Samuel A. Otis
Sergeant at Arms: James Mathers
Chaplain: Obadiah B. Brown, Baptist
Clerk: Patrick Magruder of Maryland
Doorkeeper: Thomas Claxton
Sergeant at Arms: Thomas Dunn of Maryland