60th United States Congress

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60th United States Congress
59th ← → 61st
United States Capitol (1906)

Duration: March 4, 1907 – March 4, 1909

Senate President: Charles W. Fairbanks
Senate Pres. pro tem: William P. Frye
House Speaker: Joseph G. Cannon
Members: 92 Senators
391 Representatives
6 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Republican
House Majority: Republican

1st: December 2, 1907 – May 30, 1908
2nd: December 7, 1908 – March 3, 1909

The Sixtieth 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, 1907 to March 4, 1909, during the last two years of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Twelfth Census of the United States in 1900. Both chambers had a Republican majority.


Major events[edit]

President of the Senate
Charles W. Fairbanks
See also: 1905, 1906 and 1907

Major legislation[edit]

States admitted[edit]

  • November 16, 1907: Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state.

Party summary[edit]

Map showing Senate party membership at the start of the 60th Congress. Red states are represented by two Republicans and blue by two Democrats. Purple states are represented by one senator from each party.


TOTAL members: 90

House of Representatives[edit]

TOTAL members: 391



House of Representatives[edit]

Majority (Republican) leadership[edit]

Minority (Democratic) leadership[edit]



At this time, Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election.

House of Representatives[edit]

The names of members of the House of Representatives elected statewide on the general ticket or otherwise at-large, are preceded by an "A/L," and the names of those elected from districts, whether plural or single member, are preceded by their district numbers.



House of Representatives[edit]


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