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The Twenty-fourth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837, during the last two years of the second administration of U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Fifth Census of the United States in 1830. Both chambers had a Jacksonian or Democratic majority.

This article supplements the summary article with a list of the members by state delegation.

see also: 24th Congress - general

Dates of sessions[edit]

March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837

  • First session: December 7, 1835 - July 4, 1836
  • Second session: December 5, 1836 - March 3, 1837 — a lame duck session

Previous congress: 23rd Congress - state detail
Next congress: 25th Congress - state detail

Party summary[edit]

Arkansas and Michigan were newly admitted to the Union and first represented as states in this Congress.

The count below identifies party affiliations at the beginning of the first session of this Congress, and includes members from vacancies and newly admitted states, when they were first seated. Changes resulting from subsequent replacements are shown below in the "Changes in membership" section.

Senate

TOTAL members: 52

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 242

Leadership[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives

Membership detail by state[edit]

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. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1838; Class 2 meant their term began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1840; and Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1836.

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.

Many of the congressional district numbers are linked to articles describing the district itself. Since the boundaries of the districts have changed often and substantially, the linked article may only describe the district as it exists today, and not as it was at the time of this Congress.

The list below is arranged by state, then by chamber. Senators are shown in order of seniority, House members in district order.

Alabama[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (5 seats)

Arkansas[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (1 seat)

Connecticut[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (6 seats) [1]

Delaware[edit]

Senate
Delaware

Georgia[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (9 seats) [2]

Illinois[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (3 seats)

Indiana[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (7 seats)

Kentucky[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (13 seats)

Louisiana[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (3 seats)

Maine[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (8 seats)

Maryland[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (8 seats) [3]

Massachusetts[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (12 seats)

Michigan[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (1 seat)

Mississippi[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (2 seats) [4]

Missouri[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (2 seats) [5]

New Hampshire[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (5 seats) [6]

New Jersey[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (6 seats) [7]

New York[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (40 seats) [8]

North Carolina[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (13 seats)

Ohio[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (19 seats)

Pennsylvania[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (28 seats) [9]

Rhode Island[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (2 seats) [10]

South Carolina[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (9 seats)

Tennessee[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (13 seats)

Vermont[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (5 seats)

Virginia[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives (21 seats)

Delegates[edit]

Arkansas Territory
Florida Territory
Michigan Territory
Wisconsin Territory

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  2. ^ All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  3. ^ The 4th district was a plural district with two representatives.
  4. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  5. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  6. ^ All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  7. ^ All representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.
  8. ^ There were four plural districts, the 8th, 17th, 22nd & 23rd had two representatives each, the 3rd had four representatives.
  9. ^ There were two plural districts, the 2nd had two representatives, the 4th had three representatives.
  10. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide on a general ticket.

References[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 

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