The 29th Congress of the United States opens in Washington, DC

The Twenty-ninth Congress of the United States opened in Washington, D.C. Of the 228 representatives, Democrats dominated with 142 members, a clear majority. Of the remainder, 79 were Whigs, and six were members of the American Party. Democrat John W. Davis of Indiana was elected Speaker of the House on this first day. (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
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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