Sessions of Congress: 1789 to Present

CongressSessionConvening DateAdjournment DateTotal DaysPresident
1st

1

2

3

Mar 4, 1789

Jan 4, 1790

Dec 6, 1790

Sep 29, 1789

Aug 12, 1790

Mar 3, 1791

210

221

88

George Washington
2nd *

1

2

Oct 24, 1791

Nov 5, 1792

May 8, 1792

Mar 2, 1793

197

119

George Washington
3rd *

1

2

Dec 2, 1793

Nov 3, 1794

Jun 9, 1794

Mar 3, 1795

190

121

George Washington
4th *

1

2

Dec 7, 1795

Dec 5, 1796

Jun 1, 1796

Mar 3, 1797

177

89

George Washington
5th *

1

2

3

May 15, 1797

Nov 13, 1797

Dec 3, 1798

Jul 10, 1797

Jul 16, 1798

Mar 3, 1799

57

246

91

John Adams
6th

1

2

Dec 2, 1799

Nov 17, 1800

May 14, 1800

Mar 3, 1801

164

107

John Adams
7th *

1

2

Dec 7, 1801

Dec 6, 1802

May 3, 1802

Mar 3, 1803

148

88

Thomas Jefferson
8th

1

2

Oct 17, 1803

Nov 5, 1804

Mar 27, 1804

Mar 3, 1805

163

119

Thomas Jefferson
9th

1

2

Dec 2, 1805

Dec 1, 1806

Apr 21, 1806

Mar 3, 1807

141

93

Thomas Jefferson
10th

1

2

Oct 26, 1807

Nov 7, 1808

Apr 25, 1808

Mar 3, 1809

182

117

Thomas Jefferson
11th *

1

2

3

May 22, 1809

Nov 27, 1809

Dec 3, 1810

Jun 28, 1809

May 1, 1810

Mar 3, 1811

38

156

91

James Madison
12th

1

2

Nov 4, 1811

Nov 2, 1812

Jul 6, 1812

Mar 3, 1813

245

122

James Madison
13th

1

2

3

May 24, 1813

Dec 6, 1813

Sep 19, 1814

Aug 2, 1813

Apr 18, 1814

Mar 3, 1815

71

134

166

James Madison
14th

1

2

Dec 4, 1815

Dec 2, 1816

Apr 30, 1816

Mar 3, 1817

148

92

James Madison
15th *

1

2

Dec 1, 1817

Nov 16, 1818

Apr 20, 1818

Mar 3, 1819

141

108

James Monroe
16th

1

2

Dec 6, 1819

Nov 13, 1820

May 15, 1820

Mar 3, 1821

162

111

James Monroe
17th

1

2

Dec 3, 1821

Dec 2, 1822

May 8, 1822

Mar 3, 1823

157

92

James Monroe
18th

1

2

Dec 1, 1823

Dec 6, 1824

May 27, 1824

Mar 3, 1825

178

88

James Monroe
19th *

1

2

Dec 5, 1825

Dec 4, 1826

May 22, 1826

Mar 3, 1827

169

90

John Quincy Adams
20th

1

2

Dec 3, 1827

Dec 1, 1828

May 26, 1828

Mar 3, 1829

175

93

John Quincy Adams
21st *

1

2

Dec 7, 1829

Dec 6, 1830

May 31, 1830

Mar 3, 1831

176

88

Andrew Jackson
22nd

1

2

Dec 5, 1831

Dec 3, 1832

Jul 16, 1832

Mar 2, 1833

225

91

Andrew Jackson
23rd

1

2

Dec 2, 1833

Dec 1, 1834

Jun 30, 1834

Mar 3, 1835

211

93

Andrew Jackson
24th

1

2

Dec 7, 1835

Dec 5, 1836

Jul 4, 1836

Mar 3, 1837

211

89

Andrew Jackson
25th *

1

2

3

Sep 4, 1837

Dec 4, 1837

Dec 3, 1838

Oct 16, 1837

Jul 9, 1838

Mar 3, 1839

43

218

91

Martin Van Buren
26th

1

2

Dec 2, 1839

Dec 7, 1840

Jul 21, 1840

Mar 3, 1841

233

87

Martin Van Buren
27th *

1

2

3

May 31, 1841

Dec 6, 1841

Dec 5, 1842

Sep 13, 1841

Aug 31, 1842

Mar 3, 1843

106

269

89

John Tyler
28th

1

2

Dec 4, 1843

Dec 2, 1844

Jun 17, 1844

Mar 3, 1845

196

90

John Tyler
29th *

1

2

Dec 1, 1845

Dec 7, 1846

Aug 10, 1847

Mar 3, 1847

253

87

James K. Polk
30th

1

2

Dec 6, 1847

Dec 4, 1848

Aug 14, 1848

Mar 3, 1849

254

90

James K. Polk
31st *

1

2

Dec 3, 1849

Dec 2, 1850

Sep 30, 1850

Mar 3, 1851

302

92

Zachary Taylor
32nd *

1

2

Dec 1, 1851

Dec 6, 1852

Aug 31, 1852

Mar 3, 1853

275

88

Millard Fillmore
33rd *

1

2

Dec 5, 1853

Dec 4, 1854

Aug 7, 1854

Mar 3, 1855

246

90

Franklin Pierce
34th

1

2

3

Dec 3, 1855

Aug 21, 1856

Dec 1, 1856

Aug 18, 1856

Aug 30, 1856

Mar 3, 1857

260

10

93

Franklin Pierce
35th *

1

2

Dec 7, 1857

Dec 6, 1858

Jun 14, 1858

Mar 3, 1859

189

88

James Buchanan
36th *

1

2

Dec 5, 1859

Dec 3, 1860

Jun 25, 1860

Mar 3, 1861

202

93

James Buchanan
37th *

1

2

3

Jul 4, 1861

Dec 2, 1861

Dec 1, 1862

Aug 6, 1861

Jul 17, 1862

Mar 3, 1863

34

228

93

Abraham Lincoln
38th *

1

2

Dec 7, 1863

Dec 5, 1864

Jul 4, 1864

Mar 3, 1865

209

89

Abraham Lincoln
39th *

1

2

Dec 4, 1865

Dec 3, 1866

Jul 28, 1866

Mar 3, 1867

237

91

Andrew Johnson
40th *

1

2

3

Mar 4, 1867

Dec 2, 1867

Dec 7, 1868

Dec 1, 1867

Nov 10, 1868

Mar 3, 1869

273

345

87

Andrew Johnson
41st *

1

2

3

Mar 4, 1869

Dec 6, 1869

Dec 5, 1870

Apr 10, 1869

Jul 15, 1870

Mar 3, 1871

38

222

89

Ulysses S. Grant
42nd *

1

2

3

Mar 4, 1871

Dec 4, 1871

Dec 2, 1872

Apr 20, 1871

Jun 10, 1872

Mar 3, 1873

48

190

92

Ulysses S. Grant
43rd *

1

2

Dec 1, 1873

Dec 7, 1874

Jun 23, 1874

Mar 3, 1875

204

87

Ulysses S. Grant
44th *

1

2

Dec 6, 1875

Dec 4, 1876

Aug 15, 1876

Mar 3, 1877

254

90

Ulysses S. Grant
45th *

1

2

3

Oct 15, 1877

Dec 3, 1877

Dec 2, 1878

Dec 3, 1877

Jun 20, 1878

Mar 3, 1879

50

200

92

Rutherford B. Hayes
46th

1

2

3

Mar 18, 1879

Dec 1, 1879

Dec 6, 1880

Jul 1, 1879

Jun 16, 1880

Mar 3, 1881

106

199

88

Rutherford B. Hayes
47th *

1

2

Dec 5, 1881

Dec 4, 1882

Aug 8, 1882

Mar 3, 1883

247

90

James A. Garfield
48th

1

2

Dec 3, 1883

Dec 1, 1884

Jul 7, 1884

Mar 3, 1885

218

93

Chester A. Arthur
49th *

1

2

Dec 7, 1885

Dec 6, 1886

Aug 5, 1886

Mar 3, 1887

242

88

Grover Cleveland
50th

1

2

Dec 5, 1887

Dec 3, 1888

Oct 20, 1888

Mar 3, 1889

321

91

Grover Cleveland
51st *

1

2

Dec 2, 1889

Dec 1, 1890

Oct 1, 1890

Mar 3, 1891

304

93

Benjamin Harrison
52nd

1

2

Dec 7, 1891

Dec 5, 1892

Aug 5, 1892

Mar 3, 1893

251

89

Benjamin Harrison
53rd *

1

2

3

Aug 7, 1893

Dec 4, 1893

Dec 3, 1894

Nov 3, 1893

Aug 28, 1894

Mar 3, 1895

89

268

97

Grover Cleveland
54th

1

2

Dec 2, 1895

Dec 7, 1896

Jun 11, 1896

Mar 3, 1897

193

87

Grover Cleveland
55th *

1

2

3

Mar 15, 1897

Dec 6, 1897

Dec 5, 1898

Jul 24, 1897

Jul 8, 1898

Mar 3, 1899

131

215

89

William McKinley
56th

1

2

Dec 4, 1899

Dec 3, 1900

Jun 7, 1900

Mar 3, 1901

186

91

William McKinley
57th *

1

2

Dec 2, 1901

Dec 1, 1902

Jul 1, 1902

Mar 3, 1903

212

92

Theodore Roosevelt
58th *

1

2

3

Nov 9, 1903

Dec 7, 1903

Dec 5, 1904

Dec 7, 1903

Apr 28, 1904

Mar 3, 1905

29

144

89

Theodore Roosevelt
59th *

1

2

Dec 4, 1905

Dec 3, 1906

Jun 30, 1906

Mar 3, 1907

209

91

Theodore Roosevelt
60th

1

2

Dec 2, 1907

Dec 7, 1908

May 3, 1908

Mar 3, 1909

181

87

Theodore Roosevelt
61st *

1

2

3

Mar 15, 1909

Dec 6, 1909

Dec 5, 1910

Aug 5, 1909

Jun 25, 1910

Mar 3, 1911

144

202

89

William A. Taft
62nd

1

2

3

Apr 4, 1911

Dec 4, 1911

Dec 2, 1912

Aug 22, 1911

Aug 26, 1912

Mar 3, 1913

141

267

92

William A. Taft
63rd *

1

2

3

Apr 7, 1913

Dec 1, 1913

Dec 7, 1914

Dec 1, 1913

Oct 24, 1914

Mar 3, 1915

239

328

87

Woodrow Wilson
64th

1

2

Dec 6, 1915

Dec 4, 1916

Sep 8, 1916

Mar 3, 1917

278

90

Woodrow Wilson
65th *

1

2

3

Apr 2, 1917

Dec 3, 1917

Dec 2, 1918

Oct 6, 1917

Nov 21, 1918

Mar 3, 1919

188

354

92

Woodrow Wilson
66th

1

2

3

May 19, 1919

Dec 1, 1919

Dec 6, 1920

Nov 19, 1919

Jun 5, 1920

Mar 3, 1921

185

188

88

Woodrow Wilson
67th *

1

2

3

4

Apr 11, 1921

Dec 5, 1921

Nov 20, 1922

Dec 4, 1922

Nov 23, 1921

Sep 22, 1922

Dec 4, 1922

Mar 3, 1923

227

292

15

90

Warren G. Harding
68th

1

2

Dec 3, 1923

Dec 1, 1924

Jun 7, 1924

Mar 3, 1925

188

93

Calvin Coolidge
69th *

1

2

Dec 7, 1925

Dec 6, 1926

Jul 3, 1926

Mar 4, 1927

209

88

Calvin Coolidge
70th

1

2

Dec 5, 1927

Dec 3, 1928

May 29, 1928

Mar 3, 1929

177

91

Calvin Coolidge
71st *

1

2

3

Apr 15, 1929

Dec 2, 1929

Dec 1, 1930

Nov 22, 1929

Jul 3, 1930

Mar 3, 1931

222

214

93

Herbert Hoover
72nd

1

2

Dec 7, 1931

Dec 5, 1932

Jul 16, 1932

Mar 3, 1933

223

89

Herbert Hoover
73rd *

1

2

Mar 9, 1933

Jan 3, 1934

Jun 15, 1933

Jun 18, 1934

99

167

Franklin D. Roosevelt
74th

1

2

Jan 3, 1935

Jan 3, 1936

Aug 26, 1935

Jun 20, 1936

236

170

Franklin D. Roosevelt
75th

1

2

3

Jan 5, 1937

Nov 15, 1937

Jan 3, 1938

Aug 21, 1937

Dec 21, 1937

Jun 16, 1938

229

37

165

Franklin D. Roosevelt
76th

1

2

3

Jan 3, 1939

Sep 21, 1939

Jan 3, 1940

Aug 5, 1939

Nov 3, 1939

Jan 3, 1941

215

44

366

Franklin D. Roosevelt
77th

1

2

Jan 3, 1941

Jan 5, 1942

Jan 2, 1942

Dec 16, 1942

365

346

Franklin D. Roosevelt
78th

1

2

Jan 6, 1943

Jan 10, 1944

Dec 21, 1943

Dec 19, 1944

350

345

Franklin D. Roosevelt
79th

1

2

Jan 3, 1945

Jan 14, 1946

Dec 21, 1945

Aug 2, 1946

353

201

Franklin D. Roosevelt / Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

80th

1

2

Jan 3, 1947

Jan 6, 1948

Dec 19, 1947

Dec 31, 1948

351

361

Harry S. Truman
81st

1

2

Jan 3, 1949

Jan 3, 1950

Oct 19, 1949

Jan 2, 1951

290

365

Harry S. Truman
82nd

1

2

Jan 3, 1951

Jan 8, 1952

Oct 20, 1951

Jul 7, 1952

291

182

Harry S. Truman
83rd

1

2

Jan 3, 1953

Jan 6, 1954

Aug 3, 1953

Dec 2, 1954

213

331

Dwight D. Eisenhower
84th

1

2

Jan 5, 1955

Jan 3, 1956

Aug 2, 1955

Jul 27, 1956

210

207

Dwight D. Eisenhower
85th

1

2

Jan 3, 1957

Jan 7, 1958

Aug 30, 1957

Aug 24, 1958

239

230

Dwight D. Eisenhower
86th

1

2

Jan 7, 1959

Jan 6, 1960

Sep 15, 1959

Sep 1, 1960

252

240

Dwight D. Eisenhower
87th

1

2

Jan 3, 1961

Jan 10, 1962

Sep 27, 1961

Oct 13, 1962

268

277

John F. Kennedy
88th

1

2

Jan 9, 1963

Jan 7, 1964

Dec 30, 1963

Oct 3, 1964

356

270

John F. Kennedy / Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

89th

1

2

Jan 4, 1965

Jan 10, 1966

Oct 23, 1965

Oct 22, 1966

293

286

Lyndon B. Johnson
90th

1

2

Jan 10, 1967

Jan 15, 1968

Dec 15, 1967

Oct 14, 1968

340

274

Lyndon B. Johnson
91st

1

2

Jan 3, 1969

Jan 19, 1970

Dec 23, 1969

Jan 2, 1971

355

349

Lyndon B. Johnson / Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

92nd

1

2

Jan 21, 1971

Jan 18, 1972

Dec 17, 1971

Oct 18, 1972

331

275

Richard M. Nixon
93rd

1

2

Jan 3, 1973

Jan 21, 1974

Dec 22, 1973

Dec 20, 1974

354

334

Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon / Gerald R. Ford

94th

1

2

Jan 14, 1975

Jan 19, 1976

Dec 19, 1975

Oct 1, 1976

340

257

Gerald R. Ford
95th

1

2

Jan 4, 1977

Jan 19, 1978

Dec 15, 1977

Oct 15, 1978

346

270

Gerald R. Ford / James E. Carter

James E. Carter

96th

1

2

Jan 15, 1979

Jan 3, 1980

Jan 3, 1980

Dec 16, 1980

354

349

James E. Carter
97th

1

2

Jan 5, 1981

Jan 25, 1982

Dec 16, 1981

Dec 23, 1982

347

333

James E. Carter / Ronald W. Reagan

Ronald W. Reagan

98th

1

2

Jan 3, 1983

Jan 23, 1984

Nov 18, 1983

Oct 12, 1984

320

264

Ronald W. Reagan
99th

1

2

Jan 3, 1985

Jan 21, 1986

Dec 20, 1985

Oct 18, 1986

352

278

Ronald W. Reagan
100th

1

2

Jan 6, 1987

Jan 25, 1988

Dec 22, 1987

Oct 22, 1988

351

272

Ronald W. Reagan
101st

1

2

Jan 3, 1989

Jan 23, 1990

Nov 22, 1989

Oct 28, 1990

324

260

Ronald W. Reagan / George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush

102nd

1

2

Jan 3, 1991

Jan 3, 1992

Jan 3, 1992

Oct 9, 1992

366

281

George H. W. Bush
103rd

1

2

Jan 5, 1993

Jan 25, 1994

Nov 26, 1993

Dec 1, 1994

326

311

George H. W. Bush / William J. Clinton

William J. Clinton

104th

1

2

Jan 4, 1995

Jan 3, 1996

Jan 3, 1996

Oct 4, 1996

365

276

William J. Clinton
105th

1

2

Jan 7, 1997

Jan 27, 1998

Nov 13, 1997

Dec 19, 1998

311

327

William J. Clinton
106th

1

2

Jan 6, 1999

Jan 24, 2000

Nov 22, 1999

Dec 15, 2000

321

326

William J. Clinton
107th

1

2

Jan 3, 2001

Jan 23, 2002

Dec 20, 2001

Nov 22, 2002

352

304

William J. Clinton / George W. Bush

George W. Bush

108th

1

2

Jan 7, 2003

Jan 20, 2004

Dec 9, 2003

Dec 8, 2004

337

324

George W. Bush
109th

1

2

Jan 4, 2005

Jan 3, 2006

Dec 22, 2005

Dec 8, 2006

353

341

George W. Bush
110th

1

2

Jan 4, 2007

Jan 3, 2008

Dec 31, 2007

Jan 3, 2009

362

367

George W. Bush
111th

1

2

Jan 6, 2009

Jan 5, 2010

Dec 24, 2009

Dec 29, 2010

353

358

George W. Bush / Barack H. Obama

Barack H. Obama

112th

1

Jan 5, 2011

TBD

N/A

Barack H. Obama

* Indicates that a special session of the Senate was convened during a Congress.

Article II, Section 3 of the constitution provides that the President "may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them". This procedure occurs only if the Congress is convened by Presidential proclamation. Extraordinary sessions have been called by the Chief Executive to urge the Congress to focus on important national issues. These are separate sessions of Congress, unless otherwise noted.

Source: Congressional Directory

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