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The Eighty-fourth 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, 1955 to January 3, 1957, during the third and fourth years of Dwight Eisenhower's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Seventeenth Census of the United States in 1950. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Major events



Major legislation



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: 96

House of Representatives

TOTAL: 435

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 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. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1958; Class 2 meant their term began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1960; and Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1956.


Alabama



Arizona



Arkansas



California



Colorado



Connecticut



Delaware



Florida



Georgia



Idaho



Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky

Robert Humphreys (D)
John Sherman Cooper (R)


Louisiana



Maine



Maryland



Massachusetts



Michigan



Minnesota



Mississippi



Missouri



Montana



Nebraska

Nevada



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New Mexico



New York



North Carolina



North Dakota



Ohio



Oklahoma



Oregon



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina

Thomas A. Wofford (D)
Strom Thurmond (D)


South Dakota



Tennessee



Texas



Utah



Vermont



Virginia



Washington



West Virginia

William R. Laird, III (D)
W. Chapman Revercomb (R)


Wisconsin



Wyoming



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 are preceded by their district numbers.

Alabama



Arizona



Arkansas



California



Colorado



Connecticut



Delaware



Florida



Georgia



Idaho



Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky



Louisiana



Maine



Maryland



Massachusetts



Michigan

John Dingell (D)


Minnesota



Mississippi



Missouri



Montana



Nebraska



Nevada



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New Mexico

Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket

New York

James C. Healey (D)


North Carolina



North Dakota

Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket

Ohio



Oklahoma



Oregon



Pennsylvania

:Kathryn E. Granahan (D), installed November 6, 1956
:Elmer J. Holland (D), installed January 24, 1956


Rhode Island



South Carolina



South Dakota



Tennessee



Texas



Utah



Vermont



Virginia



Washington



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



House of Representatives

  • Replacements: 5
  • Deaths: 9
  • Resignations: 3
  • Total seats with changes: 12


Employees



Senate



House of Representatives



References



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