Forty-third United States Congress - Political Parties

37th United States Congress - political parties

The Thirty-seventh 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 1861 to March 3 1863, during the first two years of the first administration of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1850. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

This article supplements the main article with a list of the members by political party.

See also: 37th United States Congress - State Delegations
See also: United States House election, 1860

The list below is arranged by chamber, then by political party. Members are shown in alphabetical order.

Dates of sessions

March 4 1861 - March 3 1863

Previous congress: 36th Congress
Next congress: 38th Congress

Party summary

Senate

TOTAL members: 50

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 183

Senate

Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six year terms with each Congress.

Democratic

A-F

G-L

M-R

S-Z



Republican

A-F

G-L

M-R

S-Z



Unionist

A-Z

House of Representatives

Members of the House of Representatives were elected by popular vote, variously to single member districts or at-large.

Democratic

A-B-C

D-E-F

G-H-I

J-K-L

M-N-O

P-Q-R

S-T-U-V

W-X-Y-Z



Republican

A-B-C

D-E-F

G-H-I

J-K-L

M-N-O

P-Q-R

S-T-U-V

W-X-Y-Z



Constitutional Unionist

Independent Democratic

Union

Unionist

A-F

G-L

M-R

S-Z

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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