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5th CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1797-1799)


Lasted from May 15, 1797 to March 3, 1799

Comprised of three sessions of Congress:

  • First Session: May 15, 1797 to July 10, 1797 (57 days, held in Philadelphia)
  • Second Session: November 13, 1797 to July 16, 1798 (246 days, held in Philadelphia)
  • Third Session: December 3, 1798 to March 3, 1799 (91 days, held in Philadelphia)
Congressional Profile:

Total House Membership: 106 Representatives
House Party Divisions: 57 Federalists, 49 Jeffersonian Republicans

Speakers of the House: Clerk of the House:
  • Jonathan W. Condy
Doorkeeper:
  • Thomas Claxton
Sergeant at Arms:
  • Joseph Wheaton
Chaplain of the House: Chaplain of the Senate:
  • Rev. Bishop White



THE UNITED STATES SENATE

Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate.

Connecticut

  • HILLHOUSE, James (1754-1832 ) - (Federalist), House 1791-1796, Senate 1796-1810
  • TRACY, Uriah (1755-1807 ) - (Federalist), House 1793-1796, Senate 1797-1807, died 1807
Delaware
  • CLAYTON, Joshua (1744-1798 ) - (Federalist), Senate 1798-1798, died in office
  • LATIMER, Henry (1752-1819 ) - (Federalist), surgeon, Senate 1795-1801
  • VINING, John (1758-1802 ) - (Pro-Administration), House 1789-1793, Senate 1793-1798
  • WELLS, William Hill (1769-1829 ) - (Federalist), Senate 1799-1804, took over for dead Clayton
Georgia
  • GUNN, James (1753-1801 ) - (Federalist), Senate 1789-1801
  • TATTNALL, Josiah (1762-1803 ) - (Democratic Republican), brigadier general, Senate 1796-1799, governor
Kentucky Massachusetts Maryland North Carolina
  • BLOODWORTH, Timothy (1736-1814 ) - (Democratic Republican), House 1790-1791, Senate 1795-1801
  • MARTIN, Alexander (1740-1807 ) - (Anti-Administration), lawyer, governor, Senate 1793-1799
New Hampshire New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee
  • ANDERSON, Joseph (1757-1837 ) - (Democratic Republican), lawyer, judge, Senate 1797-1815, replaced Blount
  • BLOUNT, William (1749-1800 ) - (Democratic Republican), Senate 1796-1797 (expelled for devising a plan to incite indians to attack Spanish Florida)
  • COCKE, William (1748-1828 ) - (Democratic Republican), lawyer, judge, Senate 1796-1797 & 1799-1805
  • JACKSON, Andrew (1767-1845 ) - (Democratic Republican), Senate 1797-1798, later President
  • SMITH, Daniel (1748-1818 ) - (Democratic Republican), army colonel, Senate 1798-1799 & 1805-1809.
Virginia
  • MASON, Stevens Thomson (1760-1803 ) - (Democratic Republican), army colonel, Senate 1794-1803
  • TAZEWELL, Henry (1753-1799 ) - (Anti-Administration), lawyer, army captain, Senate 1794-1799
Vermont
  • CHIPMAN, Nathaniel (1752-1843 ) - (Federalist), attorney, judge, Senate 1798-1804
  • PAINE, Elijah (1757-1842 ) - (Federalist), lawyer, Senate 1795-1801, judge.
  • TICHENOR, Isaac (1754-1838 ) - (Federalist), Senate 1796-1789 & 1815-1821, governor and jurist in between.

THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Connecticut

Delaware Georgia Kentucky Massachusetts Maryland North Carolina New Hampshire New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Virginia Vermont

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