65th United States Congress

65th United States Congress

65th United States Congress
64th ← → 66th

United States Capitol (1906)

Duration: March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1919

Senate President: Thomas R. Marshall
Senate Pres. pro tem: Willard Saulsbury, Jr.
House Speaker: Champ Clark
Members: 96 Senators
435 Representatives
5 Non-voting members
Senate Majority: Democratic
House Majority: Democratic (coalition)

Special: March 5, 1917 – March 16, 1917
1st: April 2, 1917 – October 6, 1917
2nd: December 3, 1917 – November 21, 1918
3rd: December 2, 1918 – March 3, 1919

The Sixty-fifth 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, 1917 to March 4, 1919, during the fourth and fifth years of Woodrow Wilson's presidency. The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Thirteenth Census of the United States in 1910. The Senate had a Democratic majority, and the House had a Republican plurality but the Democrats remained in control with the support of the Progressives and Socialist Representative Meyer London.


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Major events

Major legislation

After war was declared, war bond posters demonized Germany