The 33rd Congress opens in Washington, DC

The Thirty-third Congress of the United States opens in Washington, D.C. Of the 234 representatives, 157 are Democrats, 71 are Whigs, four are Free Soilers, and two are independent. Democratic member Linn Boyd of Kentucky is elected Speaker of the House, returning to the position he held with the 32nd Congress. (By John Osborne)
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Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."
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