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102nd United States Congress

102nd United States Congress
101st ← → 103rd
United States Capitol (2002)

Duration: January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993

Senate President: Dan Quayle (R)
Senate Pres. pro tem: Robert Byrd (D)
House Speaker: Tom Foley (D)
Members: 100 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic Party
House Majority: Democratic Party

1st: January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1992
2nd: January 3, 1992 – October 9, 1992

The One Hundred 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, DC from January 3, 1991, to January 3, 1993, during the last two years of the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the 1980 United States Census. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.


Notable events

Major Legislation

Party summary


Party standings on the opening day of the 102nd Congress
  56 Democratic Senators
  44 Republican Senators
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End of the previous congress

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Final voting share

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Beginning of the next congress

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House of Representatives

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Affiliation Members Voting

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Democratic Party 270 62.1%
Republican Party 164 37.7%
  Independent 1 0.2%
Total 435



Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House of Representatives

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership


This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.


Senators are popularly elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress.

House of Representatives

Changes in membership


Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation
Pete Wilson (R) Resigned January 7, 1991 after being elected Governor of California.
As Governor, he appointed his successor.
John F. Seymour (R) January 10, 1991
John Heinz (R) Died April 4, 1991.
His successor was appointed May 9, 1991 and subsequently won a special election on November 5, 1991 to finish the term.
Harris Wofford (D) May 9, 1991
North Dakota
Quentin N. Burdick (D) Died.
His wife was appointed September 8, 1992 to succeed him.
Jocelyn Burdick (D) September 12, 1992
John F. Seymour (R) Interim appointee lost the special election November 3, 1992 to finish the term. Dianne Feinstein (D) November 10, 1992
North Dakota
Jocelyn Burdick (D) Interim appointee retired December 14, 1992.
Her successor was chosen at a special election December 4, 1992 to finish the term.
Kent Conrad (D) December 14, 1992
North Dakota
Kent Conrad (D) Resigned December 14, 1992 to assume vacant Class 1 seat to which he was elected.
His successor was appointed to assume the seat early, having already won election to the next term.
Byron Dorgan (D) December 15, 1992
Al Gore (D) Resigned January 2, 1993 to become Vice President of the United States.
His successor was appointed.
Harlan Mathews (D) January 2, 1993

House of Representatives

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
Massachusetts's 1st Silvio O. Conte (R) Died February 11, 1991 John Olver (D) June 18, 1991
Illinois's 15th Edward R. Madigan (R) Resigned March 8, 1991 after being appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas W. Ewing (R) July 2, 1991
Texas's 3rd Steve Bartlett (R) Resigned March 11, 1991 Sam Johnson (R) May 8, 1991
Arizona's 2nd Mo Udall (D) Resigned May 4, 1991 Ed Pastor (D) October 3, 1991
Pennsylvania's 2nd William H. Gray (D) Resigned September 11, 1991 Lucien E. Blackwell (D) November 5, 1991
Virginia's 7th D. French Slaughter (R) Resigned November 5, 1991 George F. Allen (D) November 5, 1991
Puerto Rico's At-large Jaime Fuster (PD) Resigned March 4, 1992 Antonio Colorado (PD) March 4, 1992
New York's 17th Theodore S. Weiss (D) Died September 14, 1992 Jerrold Nadler (D) November 3, 1992
North Carolina's 1st Walter B. Jones (D) Died September 15, 1992 Eva M. Clayton (D) November 3, 1992
North Dakota's At-large Byron Dorgan (D) Resigned December 14, 1992 after being appointed US Senator Vacant Not filled this term


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