Talk:List of United States Congresses

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by the way, if you want to do bios on congress people from history, check out http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp Kingturtle 04:58, 25 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Just looking over a few of these pages, I found numerous errors -- Tom Luken confused with Charlie Luken, Clarence Miller called Charles Miller, Delbert Latta called Daniel Latta, Edward Feighan misspelled as Fieghan, Dennis DeConcini called Douglas DeConcini. And I found these errors in a matter of five minutes. I can't begin to imagine the number of errors that exist throughout the project. What are the contributors using as their sources here? Is there any way of ensuring better quality here? Acsenray 20:35, 12 Jul 2004 (UTC)

The years of Congressional sessions are usually listed as the year the session begins to the year of the election. That means, the 109th Congress should be listed as 2005-2006, not 2007. - sebmol 22:16, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)

The Library of Congress, the Senate, and the House of Representatives web sites all refer to Congresses with numerals (the 103rd Congress, the 83rd Congress) rather than words (one-hundred-first). Is the word format a Wiki standard? OtherDave 23:45, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

What do you guys think of adding a infobox ala what the individual presidents have on their articles. You could put on the right hand side the main leadership for that congressional session in a qucik and easy to find method. Cmdrbond 05:22, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Looking for a table showing parties in power[edit]

I could probably create a basic HTML table showing which parties were in power in Congress, and this seems to be the most appropriate article to add it to. Is there demand for this kind of information?

Chadlupkes 00:59, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Session dates[edit]

This would be a good article in which to include session dates.—Markles 13:07, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Columnar header style[edit]

- Idiomatic American English expression pairs temporal expressions as 'Start and Finish', 'Begin and End', 'Convene and Adjourn'.
- They may be styled as Started - Finished, Begin date - End date.
- The style of the columnar data, "March 4, 1789" is widely recognized as a date, no explanatory 'date' is required for the general reader.
- I propose Convened and Adjourned be substituted for 'Begin date' and 'Adjourn date'. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 11:35, 16 September 2012 (UTC)