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58th United States Congress

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Senate President  Vacant
House Speaker  Joseph G. Cannon (R)
House Majority  Republican
Senate Pres. pro tem  William P. Frye (R)
Senate Majority  Republican
58th United States Congress
Members  90 Senators 386 Representatives 5 Non-voting members

The Fifty-eighth 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, 1903 to March 4, 1905, during the third and fourth years of Theodore Roosevelt'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.


Major Legislation

  • April 28, 1904: Kinkaid Act
  • February 1, 1905: Transfer Act of 1905
  • House of Representatives

  • Republican (R): 209 (majority)
  • Democratic (D): 176
  • Silver Republican (SR): 1
  • TOTAL members: 386


  • President: Vacant
  • President pro tempore: William P. Frye (R)
  • Republican Conference Chairman: William B. Allison (R)
  • Democratic Caucus Chairman: Arthur P. Gorman (D)
  • Democratic Caucus Secretary: Edward W. Carmack
  • House of Representatives

  • Speaker: Joseph G. Cannon (R)
  • Majority (Republican) leadership

  • Majority Leader: Sereno E. Payne
  • Majority Whip: James A. Tawney
  • Republican Conference Chair: William Peters Hepburn
  • Minority (Democratic) leadership

  • Minority Leader: John Sharp Williams
  • Minority Whip: James T. Lloyd
  • Democratic Caucus Chairman: James Hay
  • Democratic Campaign Committee Chairman: James M. Griggs
  • Members

    This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.


    At this time, 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.

    Skip to House of Representatives, below

    House of Representatives

    The names of members of the House of Representatives elected statewide on the general ticket or otherwise at-large, are preceded by an "At-large," and the names of those elected from districts, whether plural or single member, are preceded by their district numbers.

    Many of the congressional district numbers are linked to articles describing the district itself. Since the boundaries of the districts have changed often and substantially, the linked article may only describe the district as it exists today, and not as it was at the time of this Congress.

    Changes in membership

    The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.


  • replacements: 3
  • Democratic: no net change
  • Republican: no net change
  • deaths: 3
  • resignations: 1
  • vacancy: 0
  • Total seats with changes: 4
  • House of Representatives

  • replacements: 14
  • Democratic: 2 seat loss
  • Republican: 2 seat gain
  • deaths: 8
  • resignations: 7
  • contested elections: 1
  • Total seats with changes: 18
  • Committees

    Lists of committees and their party leaders.


  • Additional Accommodations for the Library of Congress (Select)
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Appropriations
  • Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate
  • Canadian Relations
  • Census
  • Civil Service and Retrenchment
  • Claims
  • Coast and Insular Survey
  • Commerce
  • Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia
  • Cuban Relations
  • Distributing Public Revenue Among the States (Select)
  • District of Columbia
  • Education and Labor
  • Engrossed Bills
  • Enrolled Bills
  • Establish a University in the United States (Select)
  • Examine the Several Branches in the Civil Service
  • Expenditures in Executive Departments
  • Finance
  • Fisheries
  • Foreign Relations
  • Five Civilized Tribes of Indians (Select)
  • Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game
  • Geological Survey
  • Immigration
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Impeachment of Charles H. Swayne (Select)
  • Indian Affairs
  • Industrial Expositions
  • Interoceanic Canals
  • Interstate Commerce
  • Irrigation and Reclamation
  • Judiciary
  • Library
  • Manufactures
  • Military Affairs
  • Mines and Mining
  • Mississippi River and its Tributaries (Select)
  • National Banks (Select)
  • Naval Affairs
  • Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico
  • Pacific Railroads
  • Patents
  • Pensions
  • Philippines
  • Post Office and Post Roads
  • Potomac River Front (Select)
  • Printing
  • Private Land Claims
  • Privileges and Elections
  • Public Buildings and Grounds
  • Public Health and National Quarantine
  • Public Lands
  • Railroads
  • Revision of the Laws
  • Revolutionary Claims
  • Rules
  • Standards, Weights and Measures (Select)
  • Tariff Regulation (Select)
  • Territories
  • Transportation and Sale of Meat Products (Select)
  • Transportation Routes to the Seaboard
  • Ventilation and Acoustics (Select)
  • Whole
  • Woman Suffrage (Select)
  • House of Representatives

  • Accounts
  • Agriculture
  • Alcoholic Liquor Traffic
  • Appropriations
  • Banking and Currency
  • Census
  • Claims
  • Coinage, Weights and Measures
  • Disposition of Executive Papers
  • District of Columbia
  • Education
  • Election of the President, Vice President and Representatives in Congress
  • Elections
  • Enrolled Bills
  • Expenditures in the Agriculture Department
  • Expenditures in the Interior Department
  • Expenditures in the Justice Department
  • Expenditures in the Navy Department
  • Expenditures in the Post Office Department
  • Expenditures in the State Department
  • Expenditures in the Treasury Department
  • Expenditures in the War Department
  • Expenditures on Public Buildings
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Indian Affairs
  • Industrial Arts and Expositions
  • Insular Affairs
  • Interstate and Foreign Commerce
  • Invalid Pensions
  • Irrigation of Arid Lands
  • Labor
  • Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River
  • Manufactures
  • Merchant Marine and Fisheries
  • Mileage
  • Military Affairs
  • Militia
  • Mines and Mining
  • Naval Affairs
  • Pacific Railroads
  • Patents
  • Pensions
  • Post Office and Post Roads
  • Public Buildings and Grounds
  • Public Lands
  • Railways and Canals
  • Reform in the Civil Service
  • Revision of Laws
  • Rivers and Harbors
  • Rules
  • Standards of Official Conduct
  • Territories
  • Ventilation and Acoustics
  • War Claims
  • Ways and Means
  • Whole
  • Joint committees

  • Conditions of Indian Tribes (Special)
  • Disposition of (Useless) Executive Papers
  • Employees

  • Architect of the Capitol: Elliott Woods, appointed February 19, 1902
  • Librarian of Congress: Herbert Putnam
  • Public Printer of the United States: Frank W. Palmer
  • Senate

  • Secretary: Charles G. Bennett of New York, elected February 1, 1900
  • Sergeant at Arms: Daniel M. Ransdell of Indiana, elected February 1, 1900
  • Chaplain:
  • F.J. Prettyman, Methodist, elected December 2, 1902
  • Edward E. Hale, Unitarian, elected December 14, 1903
  • House of Representatives

  • Clerk: Alexander McDowell of Pennsylvania, elected November 9, 1903
  • Sergeant at Arms: Henry Casson of Wisconsin, elected November 9, 1903
  • Doorkeeper: Frank B. Lyon of New York, elected November 9, 1903
  • Postmaster: Joseph C. McElroy of Ohio, elected November 9, 1903
  • Clerk at the Speaker’s Table: Asher C. Hinds
  • Chaplain: Henry N. Couden, Universalist, elected November 9, 1903
  • References

    58th United States Congress Wikipedia

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