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The Eighty-seventh 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, 1961 to January 3, 1963, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Seventeenth Census of the United States in 1950, along with 2 seats temporarily added in 1959 (one member each from recently-admitted states of Alaska and Hawaii). Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Major events

  • January 3, 1961: President Eisenhower severed diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba
  • January 20, 1961: Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson
  • April 17, 1961: Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba began; it fails by April 19.
  • May 4, 1961: U.S. Freedom Riders began interstate bus rides to test the new U.S. Supreme Court integration decision.
  • May 5, 1961: Alan Shepard became the first American in space aboard Mercury-Redstone 3.
  • May 25, 1961: President Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress his goal to put a man on the Moon before the end of the decade
  • November 20: 1961: Funeral of Speaker Sam Rayburn
  • February 3, 1962: Embargo against Cuba was announced
  • February 20, 1962: John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth
  • March 26, 1962: Supreme Court ruled that federal courts could order state legislatures to reapportion seats (Baker v. Carr)
  • October 1, 1962: James Meredith registered as the first black student at the University of Mississippimarker, escorted by Federal Marshals.
  • October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis


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Party summary

Senate

TOTAL members: 100

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 437

Leaders

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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

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

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Employees

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