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4th United States Congress


4th United States Congress

4th United States Congress
3rd ← → 5th

Congress Hall (2007)

Duration: March 4, 1795 – March 4, 1797

Senate President: John Adams
Senate Pres. pro tem: Henry Tazewell
Samuel Livermore
William Bingham
House Speaker: Jonathan Dayton
Members: 30-32 (two additions)(with 0-4 vacancies) Senators
106-107 (one additions)(with 0-8 vacancies) Representatives
1 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Federalist
House Majority: Democratic-Republican

Special: June 8, 1795 – June 26, 1795
1st: December 7, 1795 – June 1, 1796
2nd: December 5, 1796 – March 3, 1797

The Fourth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the Presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the First Census of the United States in 1790. The Senate had a Federalist majority, and the House had a Democratic-Republican majority.

Major events

Major legislation

Treaties ratified

States admitted

Party summary

President of the Senate John Adams
President pro tempore Henry Tazewell

This was the first Congress to have organized political parties. Details on changes are shown below in the "Changes in membership" section.


House of Representatives


Speaker of the House
Jonathan Dayton


House of Representatives


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


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

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