|50th United States Congress|
United States Capitol (1906)
|March 4, 1887 - March 4, 1889|
|Senate Pres. pro tem||John J. Ingalls (R)|
|House Speaker||John G. Carlisle (D)|
8 non-voting delegates
|1st: December 7, 1887 - October 20, 1888
2nd: December 3, 1888 - March 3, 1889
The Fiftieth 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, 1887, to March 4, 1889, during the third and fourth years of Grover Cleveland's first presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Tenth Census of the United States in 1880. The Senate had a Republican majority, and the House had a Democratic majority.
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.
(shading shows control)
|End of the previous congress||34||2||40||76||0|
|Final voting share||48.7%||1.3%||50.0%|
|Beginning of the next congress||37||0||39||76||0|
TOTAL members: 325
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 began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1892; Class 2 meant their term ended in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1888; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1890.
The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.
The count below reflects changes from the beginning of this Congress.
|Vacator||Reason for Vacancy||Subsequent||Date of successor's installation|
|Vacant||Filled vacancy in term.||Charles J. Faulkner (D)||May 5, 1887|
|Vacant||Filled vacancy in term.||Samuel Pasco (D)||May 19, 1887|
|Person C. Cheney (R)||Successor was elected June 14, 1887||William E. Chandler (R)||June 14, 1887|
|District||Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date successor seated|
|New York 25th||Vacant||Rep. Frank Hiscock resigned during previous congress||James J. Belden (R)||November 8, 1887|
|Texas 2nd||John H. Reagan (D)||Resigned March 4, 1887, after being elected to the U.S. Senate||William H. Martin (D)||November 4, 1887|
|Louisiana 6th||Edward W. Robertson (D)||Died August 2, 1887||Samuel M. Robertson (D)||December 5, 1891|
|New York 19th||Nicholas T. Kane (D)||Died September 14, 1887||Charles Tracey (D)||November 8, 1887|
|Michigan 11th||Seth C. Moffatt (R)||Died December 22, 1887||Henry W. Seymour (R)||February 14, 1888|
|New York 1st||Perry Belmont (D)||Resigned December 1, 1888, after being appointed Minister to Spain||Vacant until next Congress|
|Indiana 1st||Alvin P. Hovey (R)||Resigned January 17, 1889, after being elected Governor of Indiana||Francis B. Posey (R)||January 29, 1889|
|Missouri 4th||James N. Burnes (D)||Died January 23, 1889||Charles F. Booher (D)||February 19, 1889|
Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members (House and Senate) of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link (3 links), in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate, House (Standing with Subcommittees, Select and Special) and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.