|64th United States Congress|
United States Capitol (1906)
March 4, 1915 - March 4, 1917
|Senate President||Thomas R. Marshall (D)|
|Senate Pres. pro tem||James Clarke (D)|
Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (D)
|House Speaker||Champ Clark (D)|
5 non-voting delegates
|1st: December 6, 1915 - September 8, 1916|
2nd: December 4, 1916 - March 3, 1917 (lame duck)
The 64th United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from March 4, 1915, to March 4, 1917, during the third and fourth years of Woodrow Wilson's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Thirteenth Census of the United States in 1910. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.
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|End of previous congress||53||42||1[a]||96||0|
|Final voting share||57.3%||42.7%||0.0%|
|Beginning of next congress||54||42||0||96||0|
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|End of previous congress||282||11||0||1||0||130||424||11|
|Final voting share||52.3%||0.9%||0.2%||0.2%||0.2%||46.1%|
|Beginning of next congress||213||3||1||0||1||216||434||1|
At this time, most sitting Senators had been elected by the state legislatures, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Due to the 17th Amendment, the incoming class of senators from the 1914 election were all elected directly by the residents of their state, In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1916; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1918; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1920.
The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.
The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.
|State||Senator||Reason for Vacancy||Successor||Date of Successor's Installation|
|Benjamin F. Shively (D)||Died March 14, 1916. Successor was appointed.||Thomas Taggart (D)||March 20, 1916|
|Edwin C. Burleigh (R)||Died June 16, 1916. Successor was elected.||Bert M. Fernald (R)||September 12, 1916|
|James P. Clarke (D)||Died October 1, 1916. Successor was elected.||William F. Kirby (D)||November 8, 1916|
|Thomas Taggart (D)||Successor was elected.||James E. Watson (R)||November 8, 1916|
|District||Vacator||Reason for Vacancy||Successor|
|New York 31st||Vacant||Rep. Edwin A. Merritt died during previous congress||Bertrand Snell (R)||November 2, 1915|
|New York 36th||Vacant||Rep. Sereno E. Payne died during previous congress||Norman J. Gould (R)||November 2, 1915|
|Pennsylvania 24th||Vacant||Rep.-elect William M. Brown died during previous congress||Henry W. Temple (R)||November 2, 1915|
|South Carolina 4th||Joseph T. Johnson (D)||Resigned April 19, 1915||Samuel J. Nicholls (D)||September 4, 1915|
|New York 23rd||Joseph A. Goulden (D)||Died May 3, 1915||William S. Bennet (R)||November 2, 1915|
|Mississippi 5th||Samuel A. Witherspoon (D)||Died November 24, 1915||William W. Venable (D)||January 4, 1916|
|West Virginia 2nd||William Gay Brown Jr. (D)||Died March 9, 1916||George M. Bowers (R)||May 9, 1916|
|West Virginia 4th||Hunter H. Moss Jr. (R)||Died July 15, 1916||Harry C. Woodyard (R)||November 7, 1916|
|California 10th||William Stephens (Prog.)||Resigned July 22, 1916, after being elected Lieutenant Governor of California||Henry S. Benedict (R)||November 7, 1916|
|Virginia 7th||James Hay (D)||Resigned October 1, 1916, after being appointed judge of the United States Court of Claims||Thomas W. Harrison (D)||November 7, 1916|
|Philippines Resident Commissioner||Manuel L. Quezon||Resigned October 15, 1916, after being elected to the Senate of the Philippines||Seat remained vacant until next Congress|
|Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner||Luis Muñoz Rivera||Died November 15, 1916||Seat remained vacant until next Congress|
|Georgia 8th||Samuel J. Tribble (D)||Incumbent died December 8, 1916.
Successor elected January 11, 1917.
|Tinsley W. Rucker Jr. (D)||January 11, 1917|
|South Carolina 5th||David E. Finley (D)||Resigned January 26, 1917.
Successor elected February 21, 1917.
|Paul G. McCorkle (D)||February 21, 1917|
|New York 15th||Michael F. Conry (D)||Died March 2, 1917||Seat remained vacant until next Congress|
Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members (House and Senate) of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link (5 links), in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate, House (Standing with Subcommittees, Select and Special) and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.