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76th United States Congress

76th United States Congress
75th ← → 77th
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United States Capitol (1956)

Duration: January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941

Senate President: John N. Garner
Senate Pres. pro tem: Key Pittman
William H. King
House Speaker: William B. Bankhead
Sam Rayburn
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1939 – August 5, 1939
2nd: September 21, 1939 – November 3, 1939
3rd: January 3, 1940 – January 3, 1941

The Seventy-sixth 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, 1939 to January 3, 1941, during the seventh and eighth years of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Fifteenth Census of the United States in 1930. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events

Hearings

Major legislation

Party summary

Senate

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Party
(Shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Farmer-Labor
(FL)<th>Progressive (1924)
(P)</th><th>Republican
(R)</th><th>Independent
(I)</th>
End of the previous congress

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Begin

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Final voting share

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Beginning of the next congress

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<td > 2 </td> <td > 1 </td> <td > 26 </td> <td > 1 </td>

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House of Representatives

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Party
(Shading shows control)
Total Vacant
Democratic
(D)
Farmer-Labor
(FL)<th>American Labor
(AL)</th><th>Wisconsin Progressive
(P)</th><th>Republican
(R)</th>
End of the previous congress

<td style="background:#B0CEFF" > 334 </td> <td > 5 </td> <td > 0 </td> <td > 8 </td> <td > 88 </td>

435 0
Begin

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<th > 434 </th> <td > 1 </td>

End<td style="background:#B0CEFF">252</td><td > 172</td><th> 429</th><td>6</td>
Final voting share

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Beginning of the next congress

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<td > 1 </td> <td > 1 </td> <td > 3 </td> <td > 162 </td>

435 0

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Leadership

Senate

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

House

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership

Members

Senate

Senators were 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.

House of Representatives

The names of members are preceded by their districts.

Changes in membership

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

Senate

State
(class)
Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation
Tennessee
(2)
Vacant Stewart was elected during previous term, but chose to remain as district attorney until term expired. Tom Stewart (D) January 16, 1939
Illinois
(2)
J. Hamilton Lewis (D) Died April 9, 1939. Successor was appointed to serve until the next election, which he subsequently won. James M. Slattery (D) April 14, 1939
Kentucky
(2)
M. M. Logan (D) Died October 3, 1939. Successor was appointed to serve until the next election, which he subsequently won. Happy Chandler (D) October 10, 1939
Idaho
(2)
William E. Borah (R) Died January 19, 1940.
Successor was appointed to serve until a special election, which he subsequently won.
John W. Thomas (R) January 27, 1940
Vermont
(3)
Ernest W. Gibson (R) Died June 20, 1940.
Successor was appointed to serve until a special election.
Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. (R) October 14, 1940
Minnesota
(2)
Ernest Lundeen (FL) Died August 31, 1940.
Successor was appointed to serve until a special election, which he subsequently won.
Joseph H. Ball (R) October 14, 1940
Nevada
(1)
Key Pittman (D) Died November 10, 1940. Successor was appointed to serve until the next election, which he subsequently lost. Berkeley L. Bunker (D) November 27, 1940
Illinois
(2)
James M. Slattery (D) Resigned November 21, 1940. Successor was elected to finish term. Charles W. Brooks (R) November 22, 1940
Washington
(1)
Lewis B. Schwellenbach (D) Resigned December 16, 1940 fter being appointed judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Successor was appointed to serve until the next election, which he subsequently won. Monrad Wallgren (D) December 19, 1940

House of Representatives

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
[[Maryland's 5th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Maryland 5th]]
Vacant Rep. Stephen W. Gambrill died in previous Congress Lansdale Sasscer (D) January 12, 1943
[[Arkansas's 4th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Arkansas 4th]]
William B. Cravens (D) Died January 13, 1939 William F. Cravens (D) September 12, 1939
[[Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Pennsylvania 4th]]
J. Burrwood Daly (D) Died March 12, 1939 John E. Sheridan (D) November 7, 1939
[[Tennessee's 6th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Tennessee 6th]]
Clarence W. Turner (D) Died March 23, 1939 W. Wirt Courtney (D) May 11, 1939
[[Maryland's 1st congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Maryland 1st]]
Thomas A. Goldsborough (D) Resigned April 5, 1939 after being appointed associate justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia David J. Ward (D) June 8, 1939
[[New York's 34th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New York 34th]]
Bert Lord (R) Died May 24, 1939 Edwin A. Hall (R) November 7, 1939
[[Georgia's 4th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Georgia 4th]]
Emmett M. Owen (D) Died June 21, 1939 A. Sidney Camp (D) August 1, 1939
[[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Wisconsin 3rd]]
Harry W. Griswold (R) Died July 4, 1939 Vacant until the next Congress
[[Tennessee's 3rd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Tennessee 3rd]]
Sam D. McReynolds (D) Died July 11, 1939 Estes Kefauver (D) September 13, 1939
[[California's 18th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.California 18th]]
Thomas M. Eaton (R) Died September 16, 1939 Vacant until the next Congress
[[South Carolina's 1st congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.South Carolina 1st]]
Thomas S. McMillan (D) Died September 29, 1939 Clara G. McMillan (D) November 7, 1939
[[Ohio's 22nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Ohio 22nd]]
Chester C. Bolton (R) Died October 29, 1939 Frances P. Bolton (R) February 27, 1940
[[Tennessee's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Tennessee 2nd]]
J. Will Taylor (R) Died November 14, 1939 John Jennings, Jr. (R) December 30, 1939
[[Puerto Rico's at-large congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Puerto Rico At-large]]
Santiago Iglesias (Coalitionist) Died December 5, 1939 Bolívar Pagán (Socialist) December 26, 1939
[[Colorado's 3rd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Colorado 3rd]]
John A. Martin (D) Died December 23, 1939 William E. Burney (D) November 5, 1940
[[Michigan's 5th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Michigan 5th]]
Carl E. Mapes (R) Died December 12, 1939 Bartel J. Jonkman (R) February 19, 1940
[[New York's 14th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New York 14th]]
William I. Sirovich (D) Died December 17, 1939 Morris M. Edelstein (D) February 6, 1940
[[Ohio's 17th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Ohio 17th]]
William A. Ashbrook (D) Died January 1, 1940 J. Harry McGregor (R) February 27, 1940
[[Nebraska's 1st congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Nebraska 1st]]
George H. Heinke (R) Died January 2, 1940 John H. Sweet (R) April 19, 1940
[[Tennessee's 9th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Tennessee 9th]]
Clift Chandler (D) Resigned January 2, 1940 after being elected Mayor of Memphis Clifford Davis (D) February 15, 1940
[[New York's 31st congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New York 31st]]
Wallace E. Pierce (R) Died January 3, 1940 Clarence E. Kilburn (R) February 13, 1940
[[New York's 22nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New York 22nd]]
Edward W. Curley (D) Died January 6, 1940 Walter A. Lynch (D) February 20, 1940
[[Iowa's 6th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Iowa 6th]]
Cassius C. Dowell (R) Died February 4, 1940 Robert K. Goodwin (R) March 5, 1940
[[Maine's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Maine 2nd]]
Clyde Smith (R) Died April 8, 1940 Margaret Chase Smith (R) June 3, 1940
[[Georgia's 8th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Georgia 8th]]
W. Benjamin Gibbs (D) Died August 7, 1940 Florence Reville Gibbs (D) October 1, 1940
[[New Jersey's 8th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New Jersey 8th]]
George N. Seger (R) Died August 26, 1940 Vacant until the next Congress
[[Alabama's 7th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Alabama 7th]]
William B. Bankhead (D) Died September 15, 1940 Zadoc L. Weatherford (D) November 5, 1940
[[North Carolina's 1st congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.North Carolina 1st]]
Lindsay C. Warren (D) Resigned October 31, 1940 after being appointed Comptroller General of the United States Herbert C. Bonner (D) November 5, 1940
[[Texas's 18th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Texas 18th]]
John Marvin Jones (D) Resigned November 20, 1940 to become judge of the United States Court of Claims Vacant until the next Congress
[[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Louisiana 2nd]]
Paul H. Maloney (D) Resigned December 15, 1940 to become Collector of Internal Revenue for New Orleans District Vacant until the next Congress
[[Washington's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Washington 2nd]]
Monrad Wallgren (D) Resigned December 19, 1940 after being elected to the US Senate Vacant until the next Congress
[[Missouri's 11th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Missouri 11th]]
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. (D) Resigned December 31, 1940 to become candidate for Circuit Attorney of St. Louis Vacant until the next Congress

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House of Representatives