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69th Congress (1925–1927)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 2 Delegates
  • 3 Resident Commissioners

Party Divisions:*

  • 183 Democrats
  • 247 Republicans
  • 3 Farmer-Labor
  • 1 American-Labor
  • 1 Socialist

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

  • Election Statistics, 1924 [PDF]
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Congress Overview

Republicans retained control of the Senate and White House and bolstered their House majority after the 1924 elections. Amid an economic boom, the 69th Congress (1925–1927) reduced a variety of taxes. President Calvin Coolidge vetoed the McNary-Haugen Act which would have established federal price supports for agriculture, but the Air Commerce Act, the Railway Labor Act, and the Radio Control Act promoted long-term growth in those industries. The Public Buildings Act transformed a substantial part of Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Historical Highlights

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Member Information

  • Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, (1774-2005), Official Annotated Membership Roster by State with Vacancy and Special Election Information for the 69th Congress [PDF]
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Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
Nicholas Longworth (R–Ohio)
Majority Leader:
John Q. Tilson (R–Connecticut)
Minority Leader:
Finis J. Garrett (D–Tennessee )
Democratic Whip:
William A. Oldfield (D–Arkansas)
Republican Whip:
Albert H. Vestal (R–Indiana)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
Charles D. Carter (D–Oklahoma)
Republican Conference Chairman:
Willis C. Hawley (R–Oregon)
Clerk of the House:
William Tyler Page
Sergeant at Arms:
Joseph G. Rogers
Chaplain of the House:
James Shera Montgomery – Methodist
Doorkeeper:
Bert W. Kennedy
Postmaster:
Frank W. Collier
Clerk at the Speaker's Table:
Lehr Fess

To view complete lists of individuals who have served in these leadership and official positions since the 1st Congress, visit the People section