Sessions of Congress: 1789 to Present

Congress

Session

Convening Date

Adjournment Date

Total Days

President

1st

1

Mar 4, 1789

Sep 29, 1789

210

George Washington

2

Jan 4, 1790

Aug 12, 1790

221

3

Dec 6, 1790

Mar 3, 1791

88

2nd*

1

Oct 24, 1791

May 8, 1792

197

2

Nov 5, 1792

Mar 2, 1793

119  

3rd*

1

Dec 2, 1793

Jun 9, 1794

190

2

Nov 3, 1794

Mar 3, 1795

121

4th*

1

Dec 7, 1795

Jun  1, 1796

177

2

Dec 5, 1796

Mar 3, 1797

89

5th*

1

May 15, 1797

Jul 10, 1797

57

John Adams

2

Nov 13, 1797

Jul 16, 1798

246

3

Dec 3, 1798

Mar 3, 1799

91

6th

1

Dec 2, 1799

May 14, 1800

164

2

Nov.17, 1800

Mar 3, 1801

107

7th*

1

Dec 7, 1801

May 3, 1802

148

Thomas Jefferson

2

Dec 6, 1802

Mar 3, 1803

88

8th

1

Oct 17, 1803

Mar 27, 1804

163

2

Nov 5, 1804

Mar 3, 1805

119

9th

1

Dec 2, 1805

April 21, 1806

141

2

Dec 1, 1806

Mar 3, 1807

93

l0th

1

Oct 26, 1807

April 25, 1808

182

2

Nov 7, 1808

Mar 3, 1809

117

11th*

1

May 22, 1809

Jun  28, 1809

38

James Madison

2

Nov 27, 1809

May 1, 1810

156

3

Dec 3, 1810

Mar 3, 1811

91

12th

1

Nov 4, 1811

Jul 6, 1812

245

2

Nov 2, 1812

Mar 3, 1813

122

13th

1

May 24, 1813

Aug 2, 1813

71

2

Dec 6, 1813

Apr 18, 1814

134

3

Sep 19, 1814

Mar 3, 1815

166

14th

1

Dec 4, 1815

Apr 30, 1816

148

2

Dec 2, 1816

Mar 3, 1817

92

15th*

1

Dec 1, 1817

Apr 20, 1818

141

James Monroe

2

Nov 16, 1818

Mar 3, 1819

108

16th

1

Dec 6, 1819

May 15, 1820

162

2

Nov 3, 1820

Mar 3, 1821

111

17th

1

Dec 3, 1821

May 8, 1822

157

2

Dec 2, 1822

Mar 3, 1823

92

18th

1

Dec 1, 1823

May 27, 1824

178

2

Dec 6, 1824

Mar 3, 1825

88

19th*

1

Dec 5, 1825

May 22, 1826

169

John Quincy Adams

2

Dec 4, 1826

Mar 3, 1827

90

20th

1

Dec 3, 1827

May 26, 1828

175

2

Dec 1, 1828

Mar 3, 1829

93

21st*

1

Dec 7, 1829

May 31, 1830

176

Andrew Jackson

2

Dec 6, 1830

Mar 3, 1831

88

22nd

1

Dec 5, 1831

Jul 16, 1832

225

2

Dec 3, 1832

Mar 2, 1833

91

23rd

1

Dec 2, 1833

Jun  30, 1834

211

2

Dec 1, 1834

Mar 3, 1835

93

24th

1

Dec 7, 1835

Jul 4, 1835

211

2

Dec 5, 1836

Mar 3, 1837

89

25th*

1

Sep 4, 1837

Oct 16, 1837

43

Martin Van Buren

2

Dec 4, 1837

Jul 9, 1838

218

2

Dec 3, 1838

Mar 3, 1839

91

26th

1

Dec 2, 1839

Jul 21, 1840

233

2

Dec 7, 1840

Mar 3, 1841

87

27th*

1

May 31, 1841

Sep 13, 1841

106

John Tyler

2

Dec 6, 1841

Aug 31, 1842

269

3

Dec 5, 1842

Mar 3, 1843

89

28th

1

Dec 4, 1843

Jun  17, 1844

196

2

Dec 4, 1844

Mar 3, 1845

92

29th*

1

Dec 1, 1845

Aug 10, 1847

253

James K. Polk

2

Dec 7, 1846

Mar 3, 1847

87

30th

1

Dec 6, 1847

Aug 14, 1848

254

2

Dec 4, 1848

Mar 3, 1849

90

31st*

1

Dec 3, 1849

Sept.30, 1850

302

Zachary Taylor

2

Dec 2, 1850

Mar 3, 1851

92

32nd*

1

Dec 1, 1851

Aug 31, 1852

275

Millard Fillmore

2

Dec 6, 1852

Mar 3, 1853

88

33rd*

1

Dec 5, 1853

Aug 7, 1854

246

Franklin Pierce

2

Dec 4, 1854

Mar 3, 1855

90  

34th

1

Dec 3, 1855

Aug 18, 1856

260

2

Aug 21, 1856

Aug 30, 1856

10  

3

Dec 1, 1856

Mar 3, 1857

93  

35th*

1

Dec 7, 1857

Jun  14, 1858

189

James Buchanan

2

Dec 6, 1858

Mar 3, 1859

88

36th*

1

Dec 5, 1859

Jun  26, 1860

202

2

Dec 3, 1860

Mar 3, 1861

93  

37th*

1

Jul 4, 1861

Aug 6, 1861

34

Abraham Lincoln

2

Dec 2, 1861

Jul 17, 1862

228  

3

Dec 1, 1862

Mar 3, 1863

93

38th*

1

Dec 7, 1863

Jul 4, 1864

209

2

Dec 5, 1864

Mar 3, 1865

89

39th*

1

Dec 4, 1865

Jul 28, 1866

237

Andrew Johnson

2

Dec 3, 1865

Mar 3, 1867

91

40th*

1

Mar 4, 1867

Dec 1, 1867

273

2

Dec 2, 1867

Nov 10, 1868

345

3

Dec 7, 1868

Mar 3, 1869

87

41st*

1

Mar 4, 1869

Apr 10, 1869

38

Ulysses S Grant

2

Dec 6, 1869

Jul 15, 1870

222

3

Dec 5, 1870

Mar 3, 1871

89

42nd*

1

Mar 4, 1871

Apr 20, 1871

48

2

Dec 4, 1871

Jun  10, 1872

190

3

Dec 2, 1872

Mar 3, 1873

92

43rd*

1

Dec 1, 1873

Jun  23, 1874

204

2

Dec 7, 1874

Mar 3, 1875

87

44th*

1

Dec 6, 1875

Aug 15, 1876

254

2

Dec 4, 1876

Mar 3, 1877

90  

45th*

1

Oct 15, 1877

Dec 3, 1877

50

Rutherford B. Hayes

2

Dec 3, 1877

Jun  20, 1878

200

3

Dec 2, 1878

Mar 3, 1879

92

46th

1

Mar 18, 1879

Jul 1, 1879

106

2

Dec 1, 1879

Jun  16, 1880

199

3

Dec 6, 1880

Mar 3, 1881

88

47th*

1

Dec 5, 1881

Aug 8, 1882

247

James A. Garfield

2

Dec 4, 1882

Mar 3, 1882

90  

48th

1

Dec 3, 1883

Jul 7, 1884

218

Chester A. Arthur

2

Dec 1, 1884

Mar 3, 1885

93

49th*

1

Dec 7, 1885

Aug 5, 1886

242

Grover Cleveland

2

Dec 6, 1886

Mar 3, 1887

88

50th

1

Dec 5, 1887

Oct 20, 1888

321

2

Dec 3, 1888

Mar 3, 1889

91

51st*

1

Dec 2, 1889

Oct 1, 1890

304

Benjamin Harrison

2

Dec 1, 1890

Mar 3, 1891

93  

52nd

1

Dec 7, 1891

Aug 5, 1892

251

2

Dec 5, 1892

Mar 3, 1893

89

53rd*

1

Aug 7, 1893

Nov 3, 1893

89

Grover Cleveland

2

Dec 4, 1893

Aug 28, 1894

268

3

Dec 3, 1894

Mar 3, 1895

97

54th

1

Dec 2, 1895

Jun  11, 1896

193

2

Dec 7, 1896

Mar 3, 1897

87

55th*

1

Mar 15, 1897

Jul 24, 1897

131

William McKinley

2

Dec 6, 1897

Jul 8, 1898

215

3

Dec 5, 1898

Mar 3, 1899

89

56th

1

Dec 4, 1899

Jun 7, 190

186

2

Dec 3, 1900

Mar 3, 1901

91

57th*

1

Dec 2, 1901

Jul , 1902

212

Theodore Roosevelt

2

Dec 1, 1902

Mar 3, 1903

93

58th*

1

Nov 9, 1903

Dec 7, 1903

29

2

Dec 7, 1903

Apr 28, 1904

144

3

Dec 5, 1904

Mar 3, 1905

89

59th*

1

Dec 4, 1905

Jun  30, 1906

209

2

Dec 3, 1906

Mar 3, 1907

91

60th

1

Dec 2, 1907

May 3, 1908

181

2

Dec 7, 1908

Mar 3, 1909

87

61st*

1

Mar 15, 1909

Aug 5, 1909

144

William A. Taft

2

Dec 6, 1909

Jun 25, 1910

202

3

Dec 5, 1910

Mar 3, 1911

89

62nd

1

Apr 4, 1911

Aug 22, 1911

141

2

Dec 4, 1911

Aug 26, 1912

267

3

Dec 2, 1912

Mar 3, 1913

92

63rd*

1

Apr 7, 1913

Dec 1, 1913

239

Woodrow Wilson

2

Dec 1, 1913

Oct 24, 1914

328

3

Dec 7, 1914

Mar 3, 1915

87

64th

1

Dec 6, 1915

Sep 8, 1916

278

2

Dec 4, 1916

Mar 3, 1917

90

65th*

1

Apr 2, 1917

Oct 6, 1917

188

2

Dec 3, 1917

Nov 21, 1918

354

3

Dec 2, 1918

Mar 3, 1919

92  

66th

1

May 19, 1919

Nov 19, 1919

185

2

Dec 1, 1919

Jun 5, 1920

188

3

Dec 6, 1920

Mar 3, 1921

88  

67th*

1

Apr 11, 1921

Nov 23, 1921

227

Warren G. Harding

2

Dec 5, 1921

Sep 22, 1922

292

3

Nov 20, 1922

Dec 4, 1922

15  

4

Dec 4, 1922

Mar 3, 1923

90  

68th

1

Dec 3, 1923

Jun 7, 1924

188

Calvin Coolidge

2

Dec 1, 1924

Mar 3, 1925

93

69th*

1

Dec 7, 1925

Jul 3, 1926

209

2

Dec 6, 1926

Mar 4, 1927

88

70th

1

Dec 5, 1927

29-May-28

177

2

Dec 3, 1928

Mar 3, 1929

91

71st*

1

Apr 15, 1929

Nov 22, 1929

222

Herbert Hoover

2

Dec 2, 1929

Jul 3, 1930

214

3

Dec 1, 1930

Mar 3, 1931

93

72nd

1

Dec 7, 1931

Jul 16, 1932

223

2

Dec 5, 1932

Mar 3, 1933

89  

73rd*

1

Mar 9, 1933

Jun 15, 1933

99

Franklin D. Roosevelt

2

Jan 3, 1934

Jun 18, 1934

167  

74th

1

Jan 3, 1935

Aug 26, 1935

236

2

Jan 3, 1936

Jun 20, 1936

170

75th

1

Jan 5, 1937

Aug 21, 1937

229

2

Nov 15, 1937

Dec 21, 1937

37  

3

Jan 3, 1938

Jun 16, 1938

165  

76th

1

Jan 3, 1939

Aug 5, 1939

215

2

Sep 21, 1939

Nov 3, 1939

44  

3

Jan 3, 1940

Jan 3, 1941

366

77th

1

Jan 3, 1941

Jan 2, 1942

365

2

Jan 5, 1942

Dec 16, 1942

346  

78th

1

Jan 6, 1943

Dec 21, 1943

350

2

Jan 10, 1944

Dec 19, 1944

345

79th

1

Jan 3, 1945

Dec 21, 1945

353

Franklin D. Roosevelt /
Harry S. Truman

2

Jan 14, 1946

Aug 2, 1946

201

Harry S. Truman

80th

1

Jan 3, 1947

Dec 19, 1947

351

2

Jan 6, 1948

Dec 31, 1948

361

81st

1

Jan 3, 1949

Oct 19, 1949

290

2

Jan 3, 1950

Jan 2, 1951

365

82nd

1

Jan 3, 1951

Oct 20, 1951

291

2

Jan 8, 1952

Jul 7, 1952

182

83rd

1

Jan 3, 1953

Aug 3, 1953

213

Dwight D. Eisenhower

2

Jan 6, 1954

Dec 2, 1954

331

84th

1

Jan 5, 1955

Aug 2, 1955

210

2

Jan 3, 1956

Jul 27, 1956

207

85th

1

Jan 3, 1957

Aug 30, 1957

239

2

Jan 7, 1958

Aug 24, 1958

230

86th

1

Jan 7, 1959

Sep 15, 1939

252

2

Jan 6, 1960

Sep 1, 1960

240

87th

1

Jan 3, 1961

Sep 27, 1961

268

John F. Kennedy

2

Jan 10, 1962

Oct 13, 1962

277

88th

1

Jan 9, 1963

Dec 30, 1963

256

John F. Kennedy /
Lyndon B. Johnson

2

Jan 7, 1964

Oct 3, 1964

270

Lyndon B. Johnson

89th

1

Jan 4, 1965

Oct 23, 1965

293

2

Jan 10, 1966

Oct 22, 1966

286

90th

1

Jan 10, 1967

Dec 15, 1967`

340

2

Jan 15, 1968

Oct 14, 1968

274

91st

1

Jan 3, 1969

Dec 23, 1969

355

Lyndon B. Johnson /
Richard M. Nixon

2

Jan 19, 1970

Jan 2, 1971

349

Richard M. Nixon

92nd

1

Jan 21, 1971

Dec 17, 1971

331

2

Jan 18, 1972

Oct 18, 1972

275

93rd

1

Jan 3, 1973

Dec 22, 1973

354

2

Jan 21, 1974

Dec 20, 1974

334

Richard M. Nixon /
Gerald R. Ford

94th

1

Jan 14, 1975

Dec 19, 1975

340

Gerald R. Ford

2

Jan 19, 1976

Oct 1, 1976

257

95th

1

Jan 4, 1977

Dec 15, 1977

346

Gerald R. Ford /
James E. Carter

2

Jan 19, 1978

Oct 15, 1978

270

James. E. Carter

96th

1

Jan 15, 1979

Jan 3, 1980

354

2

Jan 3, 1980

Dec 16, 1980

349

97th

1

Jan 5, 1981

Dec 16, 1981

347

James E. Carter /
Ronald W. Reagan

2

Jan 25, 1982

Dec 23, 1982

333

Ronald W. Reagan

98th

1

Jan 3, 1983

Nov 18, 1983

320

2

Jan 23, 1984

Oct 12, 1984

264

99th

1

Jan 3, 1985

Dec 20, 1985

352

2

Jan 21, 1986

Oct 18, 1986

278

100th

1

Jan 6, 1987

Dec 22, 1987

351

2

Jan 25, 1988

Oct 22, 1988

272

101st

1

Jan 3, 1989

Nov 22, 1989

324

Ronald W. Reagan /
George H. W. Bush

2

Jan 23, 1990

Oct 28, 1990

260

George H. W. Bush

102nd

1

Jan 3, 1991

Jan 3, 1992

366

2

Jan 3, 1992

Oct 9, 1992

281

103rd

1

Jan 5, 1993

Nov 26, 1993

326

George H. W. Bush /
William J. Clinton

2

Jan 25, 1994

Dec 1, 1994

311

William J. Clinton

104th

1

Jan 4, 1995

Jan 3, 1996

365

2

Jan 3, 1996

Oct 4, 1996

276

105th

1

Jan 7, 1997

Nov 13, 1997

311

2

Jan 27, 1998

Dec 19, 1998

327

106th

1

Jan 6, 1999

Nov 22, 1999

321

2

Jan 24, 2000

Dec 15, 2000

326

107th

1

Jan 3, 2001

Dec 20, 2001

352

William J. Clinton /
George W. Bush

2

Jan 23, 2002

Nov 22, 2002

304

George W. Bush

108th

1

Jan 7, 2003

Dec 9, 2003

336

2

Jan 20, 2004

Dec 8, 2004

323

109th

1

Jan 4, 2005

Dec 22, 2005

353

2

Jan 3, 2006

Dec 8, 2006

339

110th

1

Jan 4, 2007

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 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