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Years of the 1st through 116th Congresses (1789-2020)


Since the 74th Congress (1935-1936), the first session of a Congress convenes on January 3 of odd-numbered years and adjourns on January 3 the following odd-numbered year. For ease of use, beginning with the 74th Congress, this table lists the closing date of each Congress as an even-numbered year. For exact dates of all sessions, consult the Dates of Sessions of Congress table.
CongressYears
1st1789_0304Mar 4, 1789–Mar 3, 1791
2nd1791_0304Mar 4, 1791 - Mar 2, 1793
3rd1793_0304Mar 4, 1793- Mar 3, 1795
4th1795_0608Jun 8, 1795 - Mar 3, 1797
5th1797_1202Mar 4, 1797- Mar 3, 1799
6th1799_1202Dec 2, 1799 - Mar 3, 1801
7th1801_0304Mar 4, 1801 - Mar 3, 1803
8th1803_1017Oct 17, 1803 - Mar 3, 1805
9th1805_1202Dec 2, 1805 - Mar 3, 1807
10th1807_1026Oct 26, 1807 - Mar 3, 1809
11th1811_0304Mar 4, 1809 - Mar 3, 1811
12th1811_1004Nov 4, 1811 - Mar 3, 1813
13th1813_0524May 24, 1813 - Mar 3, 1815
14th1815_1204Dec 4, 1815 - Mar 3, 1817
15th1817_0304Mar 4, 1817 - Mar 3, 1819
16th1819_1206Dec 6, 1819 - Mar 3, 1821
17th1821_1203Dec 3, 1821 - Mar 3, 1823
18th1823_1201Dec 1, 1823 - Mar 3, 1825
19th1827_0304Mar 4, 1825 - Mar 3, 1827
20th1827_1203Dec 3, 1827 - Mar 3, 1829
21st1829_0304Mar 4, 1829 - Mar 3, 1831
22nd1831_1205Dec 5, 1831 - Mar 2, 1833
23rd1833_1202Dec 2, 1833 - Mar 3, 1835
24th1835_1207Dec 7, 1835 - Mar 3, 1837
25th1837_0304Mar 4, 1837 - Mar 3, 1839
26th1839_1202Dec 2, 1839 - Mar 3, 1841
27th1841_0304Mar 4, 1841 - Mar 3, 1843
28th1843_1204Dec 4, 1843 - Mar 3, 1845
29th1845_0304Mar 4, 1845 - Mar 3, 1847
30th1847_1206Dec 6, 1847 - Mar 3, 1849
31st1849_0305Mar 5, 1849 - Mar 3, 1851
32nd1851_0304Mar 4, 1851 - Mar 3, 1853
33rd1853_0304Mar 4, 1853 - Mar 3, 1855
34th1855_1203Dec 3, 1855 - Mar 3, 1857
35th1857_0304Mar 4, 1857 - Mar 3, 1859
36th1859_0304Mar 4, 1859 - Mar 3, 1861
37th1861_0304Mar 4, 1861 - Mar 3, 1863
38th1863_0304Mar 4, 1863 - Mar 3, 1865
39th1865_0304Mar 4, 1865 - Mar 3, 1867
40th1867_0304Mar 4, 1867 - Mar 3, 1869
41st1869_0304Mar 4, 1869 - Mar 3, 1871
42nd1871_0304Mar 4, 1871 - Mar 3, 1873
43rd1873_0304Mar 4, 1873 - Mar 3, 1875
44th1875_0305Mar 5, 1875 - Mar 3, 1877
45th1877_0305Mar 5, 1877 - Mar 3, 1879
46th1879_0318Mar 18, 1879 - Mar 3, 1881
47th1881_0304Mar 4, 1881 - Mar 3, 1883
48th1883_1203Dec 3, 1883 - Mar 3, 1885
49th1885_0304Mar 4, 1885 - Mar 3, 1887
50th1887_1205Dec 5, 1887 - Mar 3, 1889
51st1889_0304Mar 4, 1889 - Mar 3, 1891
52nd1891_1207Dec 7, 1891 - Mar 3, 1893
53rd1893_0304Mar 4, 1893 - Mar 3, 1895
54th1895_1202Dec 2, 1895 - Mar 3, 1897
55th1897_0304Mar 4, 1897 - Mar 3, 1899
56th1899_1204Dec 4, 1899 - Mar 3, 1901
57th1901_0304Mar 4, 1901 - Mar 3, 1903
58th1903_0305Mar 5, 1903 - Mar 3, 1905
59th1905_0304Mar 4, 1905 - Mar 3, 1907
60th1907_1202Dec 2, 1907 - Mar 3, 1909
61st1909_0304Mar 4, 1909 - Mar 3, 1911
62nd1911_0404Apr 4, 1911 - Mar 3, 1913
63rd1913_0304Mar 4, 1913 - Mar 3, 1915
64th1914_1206Dec 6, 1915 - Mar 3, 1917
65th1917_0305Mar 5, 1917 - Mar 3, 1919
66th1919_0319Mar 19, 1919 - Mar 3, 1921
67th1921_0304Mar 4, 1921 - Mar 3, 1923
68th1923_1203Dec 3, 1923 - Mar 3, 1925
69th1925_0304Mar 4, 1925 - Mar 4, 1927
70th1927_1205Dec 5, 1927 - Mar 3, 1929
71st1929_0304Mar 4, 1929 - Mar 3, 1931
72nd1931_1207Dec 7, 1931 - Mar 3, 1933
73rd1933_0304Mar 4, 1933 - Jun 18, 1934
74th19351935-1936
75th19371937-1938
76th19391939-1940
77th19411941-1942
78th19431943-1944
79th19451945-1946
80th19471947-1948
81st19491949-1950
82nd19511951-1952
83rd19531953-1954
84th19551955-1956
85th19571957-1958
86th19591959-1960
87th19611961-1962
88th19631963-1964
89th19651965-1966
90th19671967-1968
91st19691969-1970
92nd19711971-1972
93rd19731973-1974
94th19751975-1976
95th19771977-1978
96th19791979-1980
97th19811981-1982
98th19831983-1984
99th19851985-1986
100th19871987-1988
101st19891989-1990
102nd19911991-1992
103rd19931993-1994
104th19951995-1996
105th19971997-1998
106th19991999-2000
107th20012001-2002
108th20032003-2004
109th20052005-2006
110th20072007-2008
111st20092009-2010
112nd20112011-2012
113rd20132013-2014
114th20152015-2016
115th20172017-2018
116th20192019-2020