The 32nd Congress opens in Washington, DC

The Thirty-second Congress of the United States opens in Washington, D.C. Of the 233 representatives, 127 are Democrats, 85 are Whigs, four are Free Soilers, 10 are Unionists, three are Independent Democrats, three are States Rights, and one, Joseph S. Cottman of rural Maryland, is an Independent Whig. Democrat Linn Boyd of Kentucky is elected Speaker of the House on this opening day. (By John Osborne)
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Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."
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