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The 36th U.S. Congress is in session in Washington, D.C.

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12/06/1859 to 06/24/1860
The first session of the Thirty-Fifth Congress of the United States sat in Washington, D.C. from early December till the following June.  The new Speaker, William Pennington of New Jersey, was not elected until February, 1860, due to party wrangling.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."  http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html
How to Cite This Page: "The 36th U.S. Congress is in session in Washington, D.C.," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/21817.