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The Twenty-sixth 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 Washington, D.C.marker from March 4, 1839 to March 3, 1841, during the last two years of the administration of U.S. President Martin Van Buren.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Fifth Census of the United States in 1830. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Party summary

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: 52
House of Representatives
TOTAL members: 242


Leadership

Senate
House of Representatives


Major events

Main article: Events of 1839; Events of 1840; Events of 1841


Major legislation

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: 26th United States Congress - political parties
See also: 26th United States Congress - State Delegations
See also: United States House elections, 1838


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 with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1844; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1840; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1842.
See also: :Category:United States Senators
See also: :Category:United States congressional delegations by state


Alabama


Arkansas


Connecticut


Delaware


Georgia


Illinois


Indiana


Kentucky


Louisiana
Maine


Maryland


Massachusetts


Michigan


Mississippi


Missouri


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: :Category:Members of the United States House of Representatives
See also: :Category:United States congressional delegations by state


Alabama


Arkansas


Connecticut


Delaware


Georgia


Illinois


Indiana


Kentucky


Louisiana


Maine


Maryland


Massachusetts
Michigan


Mississippi


Missouri


New Hampshire


New Jersey


New York


North Carolina


Ohio
Pennsylvania


Rhode Island


South Carolina


Tennessee


Vermont


Virginia


Delegates

Florida Territory


Iowa Territory


Wisconsin Territory


Changes in membership

The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.
Senate
  • replacements: 8
  • deaths: 3
  • resignations: 6
  • interim appointments: 0
  • Total seats with changes: 12
House of Representatives
  • replacements: 15
  • deaths: 6
  • resignations: 9
  • contested election: 5
  • Total seats with changes: 20


Officers

Senate
House of Representatives


Notes

  1. All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  2. The 4th district was a plural district with two representatives.
  3. Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  4. There were four plural districts, the 8th, 17th, 22nd & 23rd had two representatives each, the 3rd had four representatives.
  5. There were two plural districts, the 2nd had two representatives, the 4th had three representatives.


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