Fifteenth United States Congress

15th United States Congress

The Fifteenth 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 the old Brick Capitol in Washington, D.C. from March 4 1817 to March 3 1819, during the first two years of the first administration of U.S. President James Monroe.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Third Census of the United States in 1810. Both chambers had a Democratic-Republican majority.

Dates of sessions

March 4 1817 - March 3 1819

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Party summary

Mississippi and Illinois were newly admitted to the union and first represented as states in this Congress.

The count below identifies party affiliations at the beginning of the first session of this Congress, and includes members from vacancies and newly admitted states, when they were first seated. Changes resulting from subsequent replacements are shown below in the "Changes in membership" section.

Senate

TOTAL members: 42

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 185

Leadership

Senate

House of Representatives

Major events

Main article: Events of 1817; Events of 1818; Events of 1819

Major legislation

States admitted & Territories created

Members

This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.
See also: 15th United States Congress - political parties
See also: 15th United States Congress - State Delegations
See also: United States House elections, 1816

Senate

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 the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1820; Class 2 meant their term began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1822; and Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1818.
See also: United States Senators
See also: United States Congressional Delegations by state

Connecticut



Delaware



Georgia



Illinois



Indiana



Kentucky



Louisiana

Maryland



Massachusetts



Mississippi



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New York



North Carolina

Ohio



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina



Tennessee



Vermont



Virginia

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 "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.

See also: Members of the United States House of Representatives
See also: United States Congressional Delegations by state

Connecticut



Delaware



Georgia



Illinois



Indiana



Kentucky



Louisiana



Maryland



Massachusetts

Mississippi



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New York



North Carolina



Ohio

Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina



Tennessee



Vermont



Virginia



Delegates

Alabama Territory



Illinois Territory



Missouri Territory

Changes in membership

The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.
See also: 15th United States Congress - Membership Changes
Senate

  • replacements: 4
  • deaths: 1
  • resignations: 8
  • seats of newly admitted states: 4
  • Total seats with changes: 11

House of Representatives

  • replacements: 10
  • deaths: 4
  • resignations: 11
  • seats of newly admitted states: 2
  • Total seats with changes: 17

Officers

Senate

Other

House of Representatives

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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