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82nd United States Congress

82nd United States Congress
81st ← → 83rd
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United States Capitol (1956)

Duration: January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953

Senate President: Alben W. Barkley (D)
Senate Pres. pro tem: Kenneth McKellar (D)
House Speaker: Sam Rayburn (D)
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
3 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic

Sessions
1st: January 3, 1951 – October 20, 1951
2nd: January 8, 1952 – July 7, 1952

The Eighty-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, D.C. from January 3, 1951 to January 3, 1953, during the last two years of the second administration of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Sixteenth Census of the United States in 1940. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Contents

Major events

Major legislation

Treaties

File:Yoshida signs San Francisco Peace Treaty.jpg
Members of the Japanese delegation signing the Treaty of San Francisco.

Party summary

Senate

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous Congress 53 0 43 96 0
Begin 47 0 49 96 0
March 8, 1951 46 95 1
March 19, 1951 47 96 0
April 18, 1951 48 95 1
April 23, 1951 48 96 0
November 29, 1951 47 95 1
December 10, 1951 48 48 96 0
July 28, 1952 47 48 95 1
August 29, 1952 49 96 0
November 5, 1952 45 51
December 31, 1952 50 95 1
Latest voting share 47% 0% 53%
Beginning of the next Congress 47 1 48 96 0

House of Representatives

TOTAL: 435

Leadership

Senate

Majority (Democratic) party

Minority (Republican) party

House of Representatives

Majority (Democratic) party

Minority (Republican) party

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.

House of Representatives

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

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
Kentucky
(2)
Virgil Chapman (D) Died March 8, 1951 Thomas R. Underwood (D) March 19, 1951
Michigan
(1)
Arthur H. Vandenberg (R) Died April 18, 1951. Blair Moody (D) April 23, 1951
Nebraska
(2)
Kenneth S. Wherry (R) Died November 29, 1951 Fred A. Seaton (R) December 10, 1951
Connecticut
(3)
Brien McMahon (D) Died July 28, 1952. William A. Purtell (R) August 29, 1952
Connecticut
(3)
William A. Purtell (R) Successor elected November 4, 1952 Prescott Bush (R) November 5, 1952
Kentucky
(2)
Thomas R. Underwood (D) Successor elected November 4, 1952. Lost special election to fill seat. John S. Cooper (R) November 5, 1952
Michigan
(1)
Blair Moody (D) Successor elected November 4, 1952. Lost special election to fill seat. Charles E. Potter (R) November 5, 1952
Nebraska
(2)
Fred A. Seaton (R) Successor elected November 4, 1952 Dwight Griswold (R) November 5, 1952
Maine
(1)
Owen Brewster (R) Resigned December 31, 1952 Vacant Not filled this term
California
(3)
Richard Nixon (R) Resigned January 1, 1953 after being elected Vice President of the United States Thomas Kuchel (R) January 2, 1953

House of Representatives

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
[[Missouri's 11th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Missouri 11th]]
John B. Sullivan (D) Died January 29, 1951 Claude I. Bakewell (R) March 9, 1951
[[Kentucky's 6th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Kentucky 6th]]
Thomas R. Underwood (D) Resigned March 17, 1951 after being appointed to the US Senate John C. Watts (D) April 4, 1951
[[Pennsylvania's 33rd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Pennsylvania 33rd]]
Frank Buchanan (D) Died April 27, 1951 Vera Buchanan (D) July 24, 1951
[[West Virginia's 5th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.West Virginia 5th]]
John Kee (D) Died May 8, 1951 Elizabeth Kee (D) July 17, 1951
[[Texas's 13th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Texas 13th]]
Ed Gossett (D) Resigned July 31, 1951 Frank N. Ikard (D) September 8, 1951
[[Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Pennsylvania 14th]]
Wilson D. Gillette (R) Died August 7, 1951 Joseph L. Carrigg (R) November 6, 1951
[[Maine's 3rd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Maine 3rd]]
Frank Fellows (R) Died August 27, 1951 Clifford McIntire (R) October 22, 1951
[[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Pennsylvania 8th]]
Albert C. Vaughn (R) Died September 1, 1951 Karl C. King (R) November 6, 1951
[[New Jersey's 9th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New Jersey 9th]]
Harry L. Towe (R) Resigned September 7, 1951 after becoming Asst. Attorney General of New Jersey Frank C. Osmers, Jr. (R) November 6, 1951
[[Ohio's 3rd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Ohio 3rd]]
Edward G. Breen (D) Resigned October 1, 1951 due to ill health Paul F. Schenck (R) November 6, 1951
[[Nebraska's 3rd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Nebraska 3rd]]
Karl Stefan (R) Died October 2, 1951 Robert D. Harrison (R) December 4, 1951
[[Kentucky's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Kentucky 2nd]]
John A. Whitaker (D) Died December 15, 1951 Garrett L. Withers (D) August 2, 1952
[[New York's 5th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New York 5th]]
T. Vincent Quinn (D) Resigned December 30, 1951 after becoming District Attorney of Queens County Robert T. Ross (R) February 19, 1952
[[New York's 32nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New York 32nd]]
William T. Byrne (D) Died January 27, 1952 Leo W. O'Brien (D) April 1, 1952
[[Oklahoma's 1st congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Oklahoma 1st]]
George B. Schwabe (R) Died April 2, 1952 Vacant Not filled this term
[[Wisconsin's 7th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Wisconsin 7th]]
Reid F. Murray (R) Died April 29, 1952 Vacant Not filled this term
[[Texas's 7th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Texas 7th]]
Tom Pickett (D) Resigned June 30, 1952 after becoming Vice-President of the National Coal Association John Dowdy (D) September 23, 1952
[[Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Oklahoma 2nd]]
William G. Stigler (D) Died August 21, 1952 Vacant Not filled this term
[[Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Massachusetts 2nd]]
Foster Furcolo (D) Resigned September 30, 1952 after becoming Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts Vacant Not filled this term
[[Michigan's 11th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Michigan 11th]]
Charles E. Potter (R) Resigned November 4, 1952 after being elected to the US Senate Vacant Not filled this term
[[Illinois's 7th congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Illinois 7th]]
Adolph J. Sabath (D) Died November 6, 1952 Vacant Not filled this term
[[Georgia's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Georgia 2nd]]
Edward E. Cox (D) Died December 24, 1953 Vacant Not filled this term
[[New York's 2nd congressional district#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.New York 2nd]]
Leonard W. Hall (R) Resigned December 31, 1952 Vacant Not filled this term

Employees

Senate

House of Representatives

See also

References