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Appendix F: Dates of the Sessions of the U.S. Congress, 1789-1988

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        Congress          Beginning Date       Ending Date
    
           1st             Mar. 4, 1789        Mar. 3, 1791
    
           2d              Oct. 24, 1791       Mar. 2, 1793
    
           3d              Dec. 2, 1793        Mar. 3, 1795
    
           4th             Dec. 7, 1795        Mar. 3, 1797
    
           5th             May 15, 1797        Mar. 3, 1799
    
           6th             Dec. 2, 1799        Mar. 3, 1801
    
           7th             Dec. 7, 1801        Mar. 3, 1803
    
           8th             Oct. 17, 1803       Mar. 3, 1805
    
           9th             Dec. 2, 1805        Mar. 3, 1807
    
          10th             Oct. 26, 1807       Mar. 3, 1809
    
          11th             May 22, 1809        Mar. 3, 1811
    
          12th             Nov. 4, 1811        Mar. 3, 1813
    
          13th             May 24, 1813        Mar. 3, 1815
    
          14th             Dec. 4, 1815        Mar. 3, 1817
    
          15th             Dec. 1, 1817        Mar. 3, 1819
    
          16th             Dec. 6, 1819        Mar. 3, 1821
    
          17th             Dec. 3, 1821        Mar. 3, 1823
    
          18th             Dec. 1, 1823        Mar. 3, 1825
    
          19th             Dec. 5, 1825        Mar. 3, 1827
    
          20th             Dec. 3, 1827        Mar. 3, 1829
    
          21st             Dec. 7, 1829        Mar. 3, 1831
    
          22d              Dec. 5, 1831        Mar. 2, 1833
    
          23d              Dec. 2, 1833        Mar. 3, 1835
    
          24th             Dec. 7, 1835        Mar. 3, 1837
    
          25th             Sept. 4, 1837       Mar. 3, 1839
    
          26th             Dec. 2, 1839        Mar. 3, 1841
    
          27th             May 31, 1841        Mar. 3, 1843
    
          28th             Dec. 4, 1843        Mar. 3, 1845
    
          29th             Dec. 1, 1845        Mar. 3, 1847
    
          30th             Dec. 6, 1847        Mar. 3, 1849
    
          31st             Dec. 3, 1849        Mar. 3, 1851
    
          32d              Dec. 1, 1851        Mar. 3, 1853
    
          33d              Dec. 5, 1853        Mar. 3, 1855
    
          34th             Dec. 3, 1855        Mar. 3, 1857
    
          35th             Dec. 7, 1857        Mar. 3, 1859
    
          36th             Dec. 5, 1859        Mar. 3, 1861
    
          37th             July 4, 1861        Mar. 3, 1863
    
          38th             Dec. 7, 1863        Mar. 3, 1865
    
          39th             Dec. 4, 1865        Mar. 3, 1867
    
          40th             Mar. 4, 1867        Mar. 3, 1869
    
          41st             Mar. 4, 1869        Mar. 3, 1871
    
          42d              Mar. 4, 1871        Mar. 3, 1873
    
          43d              Dec. 1, 1873        Mar. 3, 1875
    
          44th             Dec. 6, 1875        Mar. 3, 1877
    
          45th             Oct. 15, 1877       Mar. 3, 1879
    
          46th             Mar. 18, 1879       Mar. 3, 1881
    
          47th             Dec. 5, 1881        Mar. 3, 1883
    
          48th             Dec. 3, 1883        Mar. 3, 1885
    
          49th             Dec. 7, 1885        Mar. 3, 1887
    
          50th             Dec. 5, 1887        Mar. 3, 1889
    
          51st             Dec. 2, 1889        Mar. 3, 1891
    
          52d              Dec. 7, 1891        Mar. 3, 1893
    
          53d              Aug. 7, 1893        Mar. 3, 1895
    
          54th             Dec. 2, 1895        Mar. 3, 1897
    
          55th             Mar. 15, 1897       Mar. 3, 1899
    
          56th             Dec. 4, 1899        Mar. 3, 1901
    
          57th             Dec. 2, 1901        Mar. 3, 1903
    
          58th             Nov. 9, 1903        Mar. 3, 1905
    
          59th             Dec. 4, 1905        Mar. 3, 1907
    
          60th             Dec. 2, 1907        Mar. 3, 1909
    
          61st             Mar. 15, 1909       Mar. 3, 1911
    
          62d              Apr. 4, 1911        Mar. 3, 1913
    
          63d              Apr. 7, 1913        Mar. 3, 1915
    
          64th             Dec. 6, 1915        Mar. 3, 1917
    
          65th             Apr. 2, 1917        Mar. 3, 1919
    
          66th             May 19, 1919        Mar. 3, 1921
    
          67th             Apr. 11, 1921       Mar. 3, 1923
    
          68th             Dec. 3, 1923        Mar. 3, 1925
    
          69th             Dec. 7, 1925        Mar. 3, 1927
    
          70th             Dec. 5, 1927        Mar. 3, 1929
    
          71st             Apr. 15, 1929       Mar. 3, 1931
    
          72d              Dec. 7, 1931        Mar. 3, 1933
    
          73d              Mar. 9, 1933        June 18, 1934
    
          74th             Jan. 3, 1935        June 20, 1936
    
          75th             Jan. 5, 1937        June 16, 1938
    
          76th             Jan. 3, 1939        Jan. 3, 1941
    
          77th             Jan. 3, 1941        Dec. 16, 1942
    
          78th             Jan. 6, 1943        Dec. 19, 1944
    
          79th             Jan. 3, 1945        Aug. 2, 1946
    
          80th             Jan. 3, 1947        Dec. 31, 1948
    
          81st             Jan. 3, 1949        Jan. 2, 1951
    
          82d              Jan. 3, 1951        July 7, 1952
    
          83d              Jan. 3, 1953        Dec. 2, 1954
    
          84th             Jan. 5, 1955        July 27, 1956
    
          85th             Jan. 3, 1957        Aug. 24, 1958
    
          86th             Jan. 7, 1959        Sept. 1, 1960
    
          87th             Jan. 3, 1961        Oct. 13, 1962
    
          88th             Jan. 9, 1963        Oct. 3, 1964
    
          89th             Jan. 4, 1965        Oct. 22, 1966
    
          90th             Jan. 10, 1967       Oct. 14, 1968
    
          91st             Jan. 3, 1969        Jan. 2, 1971
    
          92d              Jan. 21, 1971       Oct. 18, 1972
    
          93d              Jan. 3, 1973        Dec. 20, 1974
    
          94th             Jan. 14, 1975       Oct. 1, 1976
    
          95th             Jan. 4, 1977        Oct. 15, 1978
    
          96th             Jan. 15, 1979       Dec. 16, 1980
    
          97th             Jan. 25, 1981       Dec. 23, 1982
    
          98th             Jan. 3, 1983        Oct. 12, 1984
    
          99th             Jan. 3, 1985        Oct. 18, 1986
    
         100th             Jan. 6, 1987        Oct. 22, 1988
    
    
    
    
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