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The Seventy-ninth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United Statesmarker federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DCmarker from January 3, 1945 to January 3, 1947, during the last months of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, and the first two years of Harry S. Truman's presidency. The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Sixteenth Census of the United States in 1940. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Major events



Major legislation



Party summary

Senate

TOTAL members: 96

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 435

Leadership

Senate



House of Representatives



Members

Senate

Senators are popularly elected statewide 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.

Alabama

* George R. Swift (D), appointed
* John J. Sparkman (D), elected


Arizona



Arkansas



California

* William F. Knowland (R), appointed


Colorado



Connecticut

* Thomas C. Hart (R), appointed
* Raymond E. Baldwin (R), elected


Delaware



Florida

* Spessard Holland (D), elected


Georgia



Idaho

* Charles C. Gossett (D), appointed
* Henry Dworshak (R), won special election, installed November 6, 1946


Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky

* William A. Stanfill (R), appointed
* John Sherman Cooper (R), elected


Louisiana



Maine



Maryland



Massachusetts



Michigan



Minnesota



Mississippi



Missouri

* Frank P. Briggs (D), appointed


Montana



Nebraska



Nevada

* Edward P. Carville (D), appointed


New Hampshire



New Jersey



New Mexico



New York



North Carolina

* William B. Umstead (D), appointed


North Dakota

* Milton Young (R), appointed


Ohio

* James W. Huffman (D), appointed
* Kingsley A. Taft (R), elected


Oklahoma



Oregon



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina



South Dakota



Tennessee



Texas



Utah



Vermont

* Ralph Flanders (R), appointed


Virginia

* Thomas G. Burch (D), appointed
* Absalom Willis Robertson (D), elected


Washington

* Hugh Mitchell (D), appointed
* Harry P. Cain (R), elected


West Virginia



Wisconsin



Wyoming



House of Representatives

The names of members of the House of Representatives elected statewide at-large, are preceded by an "At-Large," and the names of those elected from districts, whether plural or single member, are preceded by their district numbers.

Alabama



Arizona



Arkansas



California



Colorado



Connecticut



Delaware



Florida



Georgia

* Helen D. Mankin (D), elected


Idaho



Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky



Louisiana



Maine



Maryland



Massachusetts



Michigan



Minnesota



Mississippi



Missouri



Montana

* Wesley A. D'Ewart (R), elected


Nebraska



Nevada



New Hampshire



New Jersey

* Frank A. Mathews, Jr. (R), elected


New Mexico



New York

* Arthur G. Klein (D), elected


North Carolina

* Eliza Jane Pratt (D), elected
* Sam Ervin (D), appointed


North Dakota



Ohio



Oklahoma



Oregon

* A. Walter Norblad (R), elected


Pennsylvania

*James P. Scoblick (R), November 5, 1946–End
:Carl Henry Hoffman (R), May 21, 1946–End
:Frank Buchanan (D), May 21, 1946–End


Rhode Island



South Carolina



South Dakota



Tennessee



Texas



Utah



Vermont



Virginia

* J. Vaughan Gary (D), elected
* Thomas Bahnson Stanley (D), elected
* Burr Harrison (D), elected


Washington



West Virginia



Wisconsin



Wyoming



Non-voting members



Employees

Senate

House of Representatives

References




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