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The 35th Congress opens in Washington, DC with James Orr of South Carolina elected as Speaker

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12/07/1857
The Thirty-fifth Congress of the United States opened in Washington, D.C. James L. Orr of South Carolina was elected as Speaker of the House. Of the 237 representatives, there were 132 Democrats, 90 Republicans, 14 from the American Party, and one Independent Democrat. (By John Osborne)
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Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."  http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html

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