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92nd Congress (1971–1973)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 1 Delegate
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 255 Democrats
  • 180 Republicans

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

  • Election Statistics, 1970 [PDF]
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Congress Overview

The mixed 1970 election produced a smaller Senate Democratic majority and a larger majority for House Democrats. Oklahoma’s Carl Albert succeeded the retiring John McCormack of Massachusetts as Speaker. The 92nd Congress (1971–1973) sent the states a constitutional amendment lowering the voting age to 18, which they quickly ratified as the 26th Amendment. Congress passed a resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam after President Richard Nixon extended the conflict into neighboring Cambodia. Congress also renewed the President’s authority to impose wage—price controls over the economy.

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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 92nd Congress [PDF]
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Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
Carl B. Albert (D–Oklahoma)
Majority Leader:
Thomas Hale Boggs (D–Louisiana) 1
Minority Leader:
Gerald R. Ford (R–Michigan)
Democratic Whip:
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. (D–Massachusetts)
Republican Whip:
Leslie C. Arends (R–Illinois)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
Olin Teague (D–Texas)
Republican Conference Chairman:
John B. Anderson (R–Illinois)
Clerk of the House:
W. Pat Jennings
Sergeant at Arms:
Kenneth R. Harding 2
Zeake W. Johnson 3
Chaplain of the House:
Edward G. Latch – Methodist
Doorkeeper:
William M. Miller
Postmaster:
H.H. Morris 4
Robert V. Rota 5
Parliamentarian:
Lewis Deschler

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

Footnotes

1Disappeared on a flight from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska, October 16, 1972. Presumed dead pursuant to House Resolution 1, at the commencement of the 93rd Congress.

2Elected October 1, 1972.

3Resigned September 30, 1972.

4Resigned June 30, 1972.

5Elected July 1, 1972.