64th United States Congress

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64th United States Congress
63rd ← → 65th
United States Capitol (1906)

Duration: March 4, 1915 – March 4, 1917

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

1st: December 6, 1915 – September 8, 1916
2nd: December 4, 1916 – March 3, 1917 (lame duck)

The Sixty-fourth 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.


Major events

President Wilson before Congress, announcing the break in the official relations with Germany. February 3, 1917.

Major legislation


Party summary

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Map showing Senate party membership at the start of the 64th 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: 96

House of Representatives

TOTAL members: 435



House of Representatives

Majority (Democratic) leadership

Minority (Republican) leadership



Skip to House of Representatives, below

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.

House of Representatives

The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.



House of Representatives

See also