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The Eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C.marker from March 4, 1803 to March 3, 1805, during the last two years of the first administration of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Second Census of the United States in 1800. Both chambers had a Democratic-Republican majority.

Major events



Major legislation

Constitutional amendments



Treaties

  • October 20, 1803: Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty


States admitted and territories organized



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: 34

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 142

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 began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1808; Class 2 meant their term ended in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1804; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1806.

Connecticut



Delaware



Georgia



Kentucky



Maryland



Massachusetts



New Hampshire



New Jersey



New York



North Carolina



Ohio



Pennsylvania



Rhode Island



South Carolina



Tennessee



Vermont



Virginia



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, whether plural or single member, are preceded by their district numbers.

Connecticut

All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

Delaware



Georgia

All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

Kentucky



Maryland

The 5th district was a plural district with two representatives.

Massachusetts



New Hampshire

All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

New Jersey

All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

New York



North Carolina



Ohio



Pennsylvania

There were four plural districts, the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd had three representatives each, the 4th had two representatives.

Rhode Island

Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

South Carolina



Tennessee

All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

Vermont



Virginia



Non-voting members



Changes in membership

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

Senate

  • replacements: 7
  • deaths: 2
  • resignations: 7
  • seats of newly admitted states: 2
  • Total seats with changes: 12


State Vacator Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
Ohio
class 1
Vacant Failure to elect John Smith (DR) Seated April 1, 1803
Ohio
class 3
Vacant Failure to elect Thomas Worthington (DR) Seated April 1, 1803
New Jersey
class 1
Vacant Failure to elect John Condit (DR) Seated September 1, 1803
Virginia
class 1
Stevens T. Mason (DR) Died May 10, 1803 John Taylor (DR) Appointed June 4, 1803
New York
class 3
DeWitt Clinton (DR) Resigned November 4, 1803 to become Mayor of New York City John Armstrong, Jr. (DR) Appointed December 7, 1803
Virginia
class 1
John Taylor (DR) Successor elected December 7, 1803 Abraham B. Venable (DR) Elected December 7, 1803
New York
class 1
Theodorus Bailey (DR) Resigned January 16, 1804 to become Postmaster of New York City John Armstrong, Jr. (DR) Seated February 25, 1804
New York
class 3
John Armstrong, Jr. (DR) Successor elected February 23, 1804 John Smith (DR) Elected February 23, 1804
Virginia
class 2
Wilson C. Nicholas (DR) Resigned May 22, 1804 to become Collector of Port of Norfolk Andrew Moore (DR) Appointed August 11, 1804
Virginia
class 1
Abraham B. Venable (DR) Resigned June 7, 1804 William B. Giles (DR) Appointed August 11, 1804
New York
class 1
John Armstrong, Jr. (DR) Resigned June 30, 1804 after being appointed Minister to France Samuel Latham Mitchill (DR) Seated November 23, 1804
Rhode Island
class 1
Samuel J. Potter (DR) Died October 14, 1804 Benjamin Howland (DR) Seated October 29, 1804
Delaware
class 2
William H. Wells (F) Resigned November 6, 1804 James A. Bayard (F) Seated November 13, 1804
South Carolina
class 3
Pierce Butler (DR) Resigned November 21, 1804 John Gaillard (DR) Seated December 6, 1804
Virginia
class 1
William B. Giles (DR) Successor elected December 4, 1804 Andrew Moore (DR) Elected December 4, 1804
Virginia
class 2
Andrew Moore (DR) Successor elected December 4, 1804 William B. Giles (DR) Elected December 4, 1804


House of Representatives

  • replacements: 7
  • deaths: 5
  • resignations: 5
  • contested elections: 1
  • seats of newly admitted states: 1
  • Total seats with changes: 12


District Vacator Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
Isaac Bloom (DR) Died April 26, 1803 Daniel C. Verplanck (DR) October 17, 1803
John Smith (DR) Resigned February 23, 1804 after being elected to US Senate Samuel Riker (DR) November 5, 1804
Thomas Lewis, Jr. (F) Lost contested election March 5, 1804 Andrew Moore (DR) March 5, 1804
Daniel Hiester (DR) Died March 7, 1804 Roger Nelson (DR) November 6, 1804
John J. Trigg (DR) Died May 17, 1804 Christopher H. Clark (DR) November 5, 1804
Thomson J. Skinner (DR) Resigned August 10, 1804 Simon Larned (DR) November 5, 1804
Andrew Moore (DR) Resigned August 11, 1804 after being appointed to US Senate Alexander Wilson (DR) December 4, 1804
William Hoge (DR) Resigned October 15, 1804 John Hoge (DR) November 2, 1804
Samuel L. Mitchill (DR) Resigned November 22, 1804 after being elected to US Senate George Clinton (DR) February 14, 1805
Samuel Hammond (DR) Resigned February 2, 1805 after becoming Civil and Military Governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory Vacant Not filled for remainder of term


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House of Representatives



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