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The Eighty-second 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 January 3, 1951 to January 3, 1953, during the last two years of the second administration of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

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.

Dates of sessions

January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
  • First session: January 3, 1951 – October 20, 1951
  • Second session: January 8, 1952 – July 7, 1952
Previous congress: 81st Congress

Next congress: 83rd Congress

Major events

Main article: Events of 1951; Events of 1952


Major legislation



Party summary

Senate


TOTAL members: 96
House of Representatives
TOTAL members: 435


Officers

Senate



House of Representatives

Speaker of the House

Sam Rayburn (D-Texasmarker)

Majority Leader

John W. McCormack (D-Massachusettsmarker)

Minority Leader

Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (R-Massachusettsmarker)

Democratic Whip

J. Percy Priest (D-Tennesseemarker)

Republican Whip

Leslie C. Arends (R-Illinoismarker)

Democratic Caucus Chairman

Jere Cooper (D-Tennesseemarker)

Republican Conference Chairman

Clifford R. Hope (R-Kansasmarker)

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.

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House of Representatives

[[Image:82 us house membership.png|right|thumbnail|320px| {|- style="background-color:transparent"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.

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.



Employees



Senate

House of Representatives



Alabama


Arizona


Arkansas


California
*3. Thomas H. Kuchel (R), appointed to fill vacancy


Colorado


Connecticut
*3. William A. Purtell (R), appointed to fill vacancy
:*3. Prescott Bush (R), elected to fill vacancy


Delaware


Florida


Georgia


Idaho


Illinois


Indiana


Iowa


Kansas


Kentucky
*2. Thomas R. Underwood (D), appointed to fill vacancy
:*2. John Sherman Cooper (R), elected to fill vacancy


Louisiana


Maine


Maryland


Massachusetts


Michigan
*1. Blair Moody (D), appointed to fill vacancy
:*1. Charles E. Potter (R), elected to fill vacancy


Minnesota


Mississippi


Missouri
Montana


Nebraska
*2. Fred Andrew Seaton (R), appointed to fill vacancy
:*2. Dwight Griswold (R), elected to fill vacancy


Nevada


New Hampshire


New Jersey


New Mexico


New York


North Carolina


North Dakota


Ohio


Oklahoma


Oregon


Pennsylvania


Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota


Tennessee


Texas


Utah


Vermont


Virginia


Washington


West Virginia


Wisconsin


Wyoming
House seats by party holding plurality in state
Alabama


Arizona


Arkansas


California


Colorado


Connecticut


Delaware


Florida


Georgia
* . J. L. Pilcher (D), elected to fill vacancy


Idaho


Illinois


Indiana


Iowa


Kansas


Kentucky
* . Garrett L. Withers (D), elected to fill vacancy
* . John C. Watts (D), elected to fill vacancy


Louisiana


Maine
* . Clifford G. McIntire (R), elected to fill vacancy


Maryland


Massachusetts


Michigan


Minnesota


Mississippi


Missouri


Montana


Nebraska
* . Robert Dinsmore Harrison (R), elected to fill vacancy


Nevada


New Hampshire
New Jersey
* . Frank C. Osmers, Jr. (R), elected to fill vacancy


New Mexico


New York
* . Robert T. Ross (R), elected to fill vacancy
Leo W. O'Brien (D), elected to fill vacancy, installed April 1, 1952


North Carolina


North Dakota


Ohio
* . Paul F. Schenck (R), elected to fill vacancy November 6, 1951


Oklahoma


Oregon


Pennsylvania
Vacant September 2, 1951 - November 5, 1951
:Karl C. King (R), elected to fill vacancy, installed November 6, 1951
Vacant August 8, 1951 - November 5, 1951
:Joseph L. Carrigg (R), elected to fill vacancy, installed November 6, 1951
Vacant April 28, 1951 - July 23, 1951
:Vera Buchanan (D), elected to fill vacancy, installed July 24, 1951


Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota


Tennessee


Texas


Utah


Vermont


Virginia


Washington


West Virginia
* . Elizabeth Kee (D), elected to fill vacancy


Wisconsin


Wyoming


Delegates

Alaska Territory


Hawaii Territory


Resident Commissioners

Puerto Rico

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