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The Twenty-eighth 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, 1843 to March 3, 1845, during the last two years of the administration of U.S. President John Tyler.

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1840. The Senate had a Whig majority, and the House had a Democratic majority.

Dates of sessions

March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845

  • First session: December 4, 1843 - June 17, 1844.
  • Second session: December 2, 1844 - March 3, 1845.
  • Previous congress: 27th Congress
  • Next congress: 29th Congress

Party summary

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 (54 seats)
Party Members Notes
[[Whig Party (United States)| Whig (W) ] 29 Majority
Democratic (D) 23
Vacant 2
House of Representatives (224 seats)
Party Members Notes
Democratic (D) 147 Majority
Whig (W) 72
[[Law and Order Party of Rhode Island| Law and Order (LO) ] 2
Independent Democrat 1
Independent Whig 1

Leadership

Senate

House of Representatives

Major legislation

List of United States federal legislation in the 28th Congress

  • March 3, 1845 -- Florida was admitted as a state into the Union.

Senate

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 ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1844; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1846; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1848.

House of Representatives

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.

Membership detail by Chamber/Party

The list below is arranged by chamber, then by political party. Members are shown in alphabetical order.

Senate

Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six year terms with each Congress.

Democratic
A-F
G-R
S-Z
Whig
A-F
G-R
S-Z
Law and Order

House of Representatives

Members of the House of Representatives were elected by popular vote, variously to single member districts or at-large.

Democratic
A-B-C
D-E-F
G-H-I
J-K-L
M-N-O
P-Q-R
S-T-U-V
W-X-Y-Z
Whig
A-B-C
D-E-F
G-H-I
J-K-L
M-N-O
P-Q-R
S-T-U-V
W-X-Y-Z
Independent Democratic
Independent Whig
Law and Order

Membership Changes

The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.

Senate
House of Representatives
  • replacements: 14
  • deaths: 7
  • resignations: 7
  • contested election: 0
  • Total seats with changes: 16

Officers

Senate
House of Representatives

Notes

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