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2nd United States Congress

2nd United States Congress - State Delegations

The Second 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 at Congress Hall in Philadelphia Pennsylvania from March 4 1791 to March 3 1793, during the last two years of the first administration of U.S. President George Washington.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the provisions of the United States Constitution. Both chambers had a Pro-Administration majority.

This article supplements the main article with a list of the members by state delegation.

Main article: 2nd United States Congress
See also: 2nd United States Congress - Membership Changes
See also: 2nd United States Congress - political parties
See also: United States House elections, 1790

Dates of sessions

March 4 1791 - March 3 1793

Previous congress: 1st Congress
Next congress: 3rd Congress

Members

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. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1796; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1792; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1794.

The names of members of the House of Representatives elected statewide on the general ticket or otherwise at-large, are preceded by an "A/L," 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.

There were no political parties in this Congress. Members are informally grouped into factions of similar interest, based on an analysis of their voting record.

The list below is arranged by state, then by chamber. Senators are shown in order of seniority, House members in district order.

Connecticut

Senate

House of Representatives (5 seats)



Delaware

Senate

House of Representatives (1 seat)



Georgia

Senate

House of Representatives (3 seats)



Kentucky

Senate

House of Representatives (2 seats)



Maryland

Senate

House of Representatives (6 seats)



Massachusetts

Senate

House of Representatives (8 seats)



New Hampshire

Senate

House of Representatives (3 seats)



New Jersey

Senate

House of Representatives (4 seats)



New York

Senate

House of Representatives (6 seats)



North Carolina

Senate

House of Representatives (5 seats)



Pennsylvania

Senate

House of Representatives (8 seats)



Rhode Island

Senate

House of Representatives (1 seat)



South Carolina

Senate

House of Representatives (5 seats)



Vermont

Senate

House of Representatives (2 seats)



Virginia

Senate

House of Representatives (10 seats)

Notes

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

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