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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
1st 1789_0304Mar 4, 1789–Mar 3, 1791
2nd 1791_0304Mar 4, 1791 - Mar 2, 1793
3rd 1793_0304Mar 4, 1793- Mar 3, 1795
4th 1795_0608Jun 8, 1795 - Mar 3, 1797
5th 1797_1202Mar 4, 1797- Mar 3, 1799
6th 1799_1202Dec 2, 1799 - Mar 3, 1801
7th 1801_0304Mar 4, 1801 - Mar 3, 1803
8th 1803_1017Oct 17, 1803 - Mar 3, 1805
9th 1805_1202Dec 2, 1805 - Mar 3, 1807
10th 1807_1026Oct 26, 1807 - Mar 3, 1809
11th 1811_0304Mar 4, 1809 - Mar 3, 1811
12th 1811_1004Nov 4, 1811 - Mar 3, 1813
13th 1819_0524May 24, 1813 - Mar 3, 1815
14th 1815_1204Dec 4, 1815 - Mar 3, 1817
15th 1817_0304Mar 4, 1817 - Mar 3, 1819
16th 1819_1206Dec 6, 1819 - Mar 3, 1821
17th 1821_1203Dec 3, 1821 - Mar 3, 1823
18th 1823_1201Dec 1, 1823 - Mar 3, 1825
19th 1827_0304Mar 4, 1825 - Mar 3, 1827
20th 1827_1203Dec 3, 1827 - Mar 3, 1829
21st 1829_0304Mar 4, 1829 - Mar 3, 1831
22nd 1831_1205Dec 5, 1831 - Mar 2, 1833
23rd 1833_1202Dec 2, 1833 - Mar 3, 1835
24th 1835_1207Dec 7, 1835 - Mar 3, 1837
25th 1837_0304Mar 4, 1837 - Mar 3, 1839
26th 1839_1202Dec 2, 1839 - Mar 3, 1841
27th 1841_0304Mar 4, 1841 - Mar 3, 1843
28th 1843_1204Dec 4, 1843 - Mar 3, 1845
29th 1845_0304Mar 4, 1845 - Mar 3, 1847
30th 1847_1206Dec 6, 1847 - Mar 3, 1849
31st 1849_0305Mar 5, 1849 - Mar 3, 1851
32nd 1851_0304Mar 4, 1851 - Mar 3, 1853
33rd 1853_0304Mar 4, 1853 - Mar 3, 1855
34th 1855_1203Dec 3, 1855 - Mar 3, 1857
35th 1857_0304Mar 4, 1857 - Mar 3, 1859
36th 1859_0304Mar 4, 1859 - Mar 3, 1861
37th 1861_0304Mar 4, 1861 - Mar 3, 1863
38th 1863_0304Mar 4, 1863 - Mar 3, 1865
39th 1865_0304Mar 4, 1865 - Mar 3, 1867
40th 1867_0304Mar 4, 1867 - Mar 3, 1869
41st 1869_0304Mar 4, 1869 - Mar 3, 1871
42nd 1871_0304Mar 4, 1871 - Mar 3, 1873
43rd 1873_0304Mar 4, 1873 - Mar 3, 1875
44th 1875_0305Mar 5, 1875 - Mar 3, 1877
45th 1877_0305Mar 5, 1877 - Mar 3, 1879
46th 1879_0318Mar 18, 1879 - Mar 3, 1881
47th 1881_0304Mar 4, 1881 - Mar 3, 1883
48th 1883_1203Dec 3, 1883 - Mar 3, 1885
49th 1885_0304Mar 4, 1885 - Mar 3, 1887
50th 1887_1205Dec 5, 1887 - Mar 3, 1889
51th 1889_0304Mar 4, 1889 - Mar 3, 1891
52th 1891_1207Dec 7, 1891 - Mar 3, 1893
53th 1893_0304Mar 4, 1893 - Mar 3, 1895
54th 1895_1202Dec 2, 1895 - Mar 3, 1897
55th 1897_0304Mar 4, 1897 - Mar 3, 1899
56th 1899_1204Dec 4, 1899 - Mar 3, 1901
57th 1901_0304Mar 4, 1901 - Mar 3, 1903
58th 1903_0305Mar 5, 1903 - Mar 3, 1905
59th 1905_0304Mar 4, 1905 - Mar 3, 1907
60th 1907_1202Dec 2, 1907 - Mar 3, 1909
61st 1909_0304Mar 4, 1909 - Mar 3, 1911
62nd 1911_0404Apr 4, 1911 - Mar 3, 1913
63rd 1913_0304Mar 4, 1913 - Mar 3, 1915
64th 1914_1206Dec 6, 1915 - Mar 3, 1917
65th 1917_0305Mar 5, 1917 - Mar 3, 1919
66th 1919_0319Mar 19, 1919 - Mar 3, 1921
67th 1921_0304Mar 4, 1921 - Mar 3, 1923
68th 1923_1203Dec 3, 1923 - Mar 3, 1925
69th 1925_0304Mar 4, 1925 - Mar 4, 1927
70th 1927_1205Dec 5, 1927 - Mar 3, 1929
71st 1929_0304Mar 4, 1929 - Mar 3, 1931
72nd 1931_1207Dec 7, 1931 - Mar 3, 1933
73rd 1933_0304Mar 4, 1933 - Jun 18, 1934
74th 19351935-1936
75th 19371937-1938
76th 19391939-1940
77th 19411941-1942
78th 19431943-1944
79th 19451945-1946
80th 19471947-1948
81st 19491949-1950
82nd 19511951-1952
83rd 19531953-1954
84th 19551955-1956
85th 19571957-1958
86th 19591959-1960
87th 19611961-1962
88th 19631963-1964
89th 19651965-1966
90th 19671967-1968
91st 19691969-1970
92nd 19711971-1972
93rd 19731973-1974
94th 19751975-1976
95th 19771977-1978
96th 19791979-1980
97th 19811981-1982
98th 19831983-1984
99th 19851985-1986
100th 19871987-1988
101st 19891989-1990
102nd 19911991-1992
103rd 19931993-1994
104th 19951995-1996
105th 19971997-1998
106th 19991999-2000
107th 20012001-2002
108th 20032003-2004
109th 20052005-2006
110th 20072007-2008
111st 20092009-2010
112nd 20112011-2012
113th 20132013-2014
114th 20152015-2016
115th 20172017-2018
116th 20192019-2020