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The Fifty-fifth 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, DCmarker from March 4, 1897 to March 4, 1899, during the first two years of William McKinley's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Eleventh Census of the United States in 1890. Both chambers had a Republican majority. There was one African-American member, George Henry White of North Carolinamarker.

Major events



Major legislation



Treaties ratified



[[Image:55th US Senate composition.png|thumb|200px|Senate composition, by party:

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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: 90

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 357

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 ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1898; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1900; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1902.

Alabama



Arkansas



California



Colorado



Connecticut



Delaware



Florida



Georgia



Idaho



Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky



Louisiana



Maine



Maryland



Massachusetts



Michigan



Minnesota



Mississippi

* Hernando D. Money (D)
* William V. Sullivan (D)


Missouri



Montana



Nebraska



Nevada



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New York



North Carolina



North Dakota



Ohio

* Marcus A. Hanna (R)


Oregon



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina

* John L. McLaurin (D)


South Dakota



Tennessee

* Thomas B. Turley (D)


Texas



Utah



Vermont

* Jonathan Ross (R)


Virginia



Washington



West Virginia



Wisconsin



Wyoming



House of Representatives

The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.

Alabama

* William F. Aldrich (R)


Arkansas



California



Colorado



Connecticut



Delaware



Florida



Georgia



Idaho



Illinois

* Henry S. Boutell (R)


Indiana

* Francis M. Griffith (D)


Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky



Louisiana



Maine

* Edwin C. Burleigh (R)


Maryland



Massachusetts

* George P. Lawrence (R)
* William S. Greene (R)


Michigan



Minnesota



Mississippi

* Thomas Spight (D)
* Frank A. McLain (D)


Missouri



Montana



Nebraska



Nevada



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New York

* Edmund H. Driggs (D)


North Carolina



North Dakota



Ohio

* Charles W. F. Dick (R)


Oregon



Pennsylvania

* William H. Graham (R)
* Joseph B. Showalter (R)


Rhode Island



South Carolina

* James Norton (D)


South Dakota

Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

Tennessee



Texas



Utah



Vermont



Virginia

* Richard A. Wise (R)
* Robert T. Thorp (R)


Washington

Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

West Virginia



Wisconsin



Wyoming



Non-voting members



Changes in membership

The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.

Senate

  • replacements: 6
  • deaths: 5
  • resignations: 1
  • Total seats with changes: 8


House of Representatives

  • replacements: 13
  • deaths: 10
  • resignations: 8
  • contested election: 3
  • Total seats with changes: 23


Employees



Senate



House of Representatives



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