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60th United States Congress

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Senate Pres. pro tem  William P. Frye (R)
Senate Majority  Republican
House Speaker  Joseph G. Cannon (R)
House Majority  Republican
60th United States Congress
Senate President  Charles W. Fairbanks (R)
Members  92 Senators 391 Representatives 6 Non-voting members

The Sixtieth 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, 1907 to March 4, 1909, during the last two 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.

Contents

Major legislation

  • May 30, 1908 — Aldrich-Vreeland Act, ch. 229, 35 Stat. 546
  • 1908 — The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), 5645 U.S.C. § 51 et seq.
  • States admitted

  • November 16, 1907: Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state.
  • House of Representatives

  • Republican (R): 223 (majority)
  • Democratic (D): 167
  • Independent (I): 1
  • TOTAL members: 391

    Senate

  • President: Charles W. Fairbanks (R)
  • President pro tempore: William P. Frye (R)
  • Majority (Republican) leadership

  • Conference Chairman: Eugene Hale
  • Minority (Democratic) leadership

  • Caucus chairman: Charles A. Culberson
  • Conference secretary: Robert L. Owen
  • House of Representatives

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

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

  • Minority Leader: John Sharp Williams until 1908
  • Champ Clark, from 1908
  • Minority Whip: James T. Lloyd until 1908; vacant thereafter
  • Caucus Chairman: Henry D. Clayton
  • Democratic Campaign Committee Chairman: James M. Griggs
  • Members

    Skip to House of Representatives, below

    Senate

    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.

    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.

    Changes in membership

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

    Senate

  • replacements: 10
  • Democratic: no net change
  • Republican: no net change
  • deaths: 8
  • resignations: 1
  • vacancy: 1
  • Total seats with changes: 11
  • House of Representatives

  • replacements: 13
  • Democratic: 4 seat gain
  • Republican: 2 seat loss
  • deaths: 10
  • resignations: 7
  • contested elections: 0
  • new seats: 7
  • Total seats with changes: 20
  • Committees

    Lists of committees and their party leaders.

    Senate

  • 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
  • Coast Defenses
  • 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)
  • Examination of Disposition of Documents (Select)
  • Examine the Several Branches in the Civil Service
  • Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Select)
  • Expenditures in Executive Departments
  • Expenditures in the Interior Department (Select)
  • Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Select)
  • Expenditures in the Navy Department (Select)
  • Expenditures in the Treasury Department (Select)
  • Expenditures in the War Department (Select)
  • Finance
  • Fisheries
  • Five Civilized Tribes of Indians (Select)
  • Foreign Relations
  • Forest Reservations and the Protection of Game
  • Geological Survey
  • Immigration
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • 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
  • Trespassers upon Indian Lands (Select)
  • Ventilation and Acoustics (Select)
  • Whole
  • Woman Suffrage (Select)
  • House of Representatives

  • Accounts
  • Agriculture
  • Alcoholic Liquor Traffic
  • Appropriations
  • Banking and Currency
  • Bills and Resolutions Introduced in the House (Select)
  • 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 Commerce and Labor Departments
  • 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
  • Librarian of Congress: Herbert Putnam
  • Public Printer of the United States: Charles A. Stillings (until 1908), John S. Leech (1908), Samuel B. Donnelly (starting 1908)
  • Senate

  • Secretary: Charles G. Bennett of New York
  • Sergeant at Arms: Daniel M. Ransdell of Indiana
  • Chaplain: Edward E. Hale, Unitarian
  • House of Representatives

  • Clerk: Alexander McDowell of Pennsylvania, elected December 2, 1907
  • Sergeant at Arms: Henry Casson of Wisconsin, elected December 2, 1907
  • Doorkeeper: Frank B. Lyon of New York, elected December 2, 1907
  • Postmaster: Samuel Langum of New York, elected December 2, 1907
  • Clerk at the Speaker’s Table: Asher C. Hinds
  • Chaplain: Henry N. Couden, Universalist, elected December 2, 1907
  • References

    60th United States Congress Wikipedia


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