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The Twenty-ninth 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, 1845 to March 3, 1847, during the first two years of the administration of James Polk's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1840. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Major events



Major legislation



States admitted

  • December 29, 1845 – Texasmarker was admitted as a state
  • December 28, 1846 – Iowamarker was admitted as a state


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: 58

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 228

Leadership



Senate



House of Representatives



Members

This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.

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 1850; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1846; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1848.

Alabama



Arkansas



Connecticut



Delaware



Florida



Georgia



Illinois



Indiana



Iowa

  • 2. Vacant
  • 3. Vacant


Kentucky



Louisiana



Maine



Maryland



Massachusetts



Michigan



Mississippi



Missouri



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New York



North Carolina



Ohio



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina



Tennessee



Texas



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.

Alabama



Arkansas



Connecticut



Delaware



Florida



Georgia



Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kentucky



Louisiana



Maine



Maryland



Massachusetts



Michigan



Mississippi



Missouri



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New York



North Carolina



Ohio



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina



Tennessee



Texas



Vermont



Virginia

Non-voting members





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: 1
  • seats of newly admitted states: 4
  • Total seats with changes: 14


House of Representatives

  • replacements: 12
  • deaths: 5
  • resignations: 6
  • contested election: 1
  • seats of newly admitted states: 4
  • Total seats with changes: 17


Employees

Senate



House of Representatives



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