60th to 79th Congresses

(March 4, 1907 to January 3, 1947)

DateTypeOccasion, topic, or locationName and position of dignitary
(Where Applicable)
60th Congress (1907–1909)  
Feb. 10, 1909 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
61st Congress (1909–1911)  
Mar. 4, 1909 Inauguration Senate Chamber15   President William Howard Taft.
62nd Congress (1911–1913)  
Feb. 12, 1913 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 15, 1913 Joint Session Memorial for Vice President James S. Sherman16   Senators Elihu Root, Thomas S. Martin, Jacob H. Gallinger, John R. Thornton, Henry Cabot Lodge, John W. Kern, Robert M. LaFollette, John Sharp Williams, Charles Curtis, Albert B. Cummins, George T. Oliver, James A. O'Gorman; Speaker Champ Clark; President William Howard Taft.
63rd Congress (1913–1915)  
Mar. 4, 1913 Inauguration East Portico President Woodrow Wilson.
Apr. 8, 1913 Joint Session Tariff message President Woodrow Wilson.
June 23, 1913 Joint Session Currency and bank reform message President Woodrow Wilson.
Aug. 27, 1913 Joint Session Mexican affairs message President Woodrow Wilson.
Dec. 2, 1913 Joint Session Annual Message President Woodrow Wilson.
Jan. 20, 1914 Joint Session Trusts message President Woodrow Wilson.
Mar. 5, 1914 Joint Session Panama Canal tolls President Woodrow Wilson.
Apr. 20, 1914 Joint Session Mexico message President Woodrow Wilson.
Sept. 4, 1914 Joint Session War tax message President Woodrow Wilson.
Dec. 8, 1914 Joint Session Annual Message President Woodrow Wilson.
64th Congress (1915–1917)  
Dec. 7, 1915 Joint Session Annual Message President Woodrow Wilson.
Aug. 29, 1916 Joint Session Railroad message (labor-management dispute) President Woodrow Wilson.
Dec. 5, 1916 Joint Session Annual Message President Woodrow Wilson.
Feb. 3, 1917 Joint Session Severing diplomatic relations with Germany President Woodrow Wilson.
Feb. 14, 1917 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 26, 1917 Joint Session Arming of merchant ships President Woodrow Wilson.
65th Congress (1917–1919)  
Mar. 5, 1917 Inauguration East Portico President Woodrow Wilson.
Apr. 2, 1917 Joint Session War with Germany President Woodrow Wilson.
Dec. 4, 1917 Joint Session Annual Message/War with Austria-Hungary President Woodrow Wilson.
Jan. 4, 1918 Joint Session Federal operation of transportation systems President Woodrow Wilson.
Jan. 8, 1918 Joint Session Program for world's peace President Woodrow Wilson.
Feb. 11, 1918 Joint Session Peace message President Woodrow Wilson.
May 27, 1918 Joint Session War finance message President Woodrow Wilson.
Nov. 11, 1918 Joint Session Terms of armistice signed by Germany President Woodrow Wilson.
Dec. 2, 1918 Joint Session Annual Message President Woodrow Wilson.
Feb. 9, 1919 Joint Session Memorial to Theodore Roosevelt Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr.; ceremony attended by former President William Howard Taft.
66th Congress (1919–1921)  
Aug. 8, 1919 Joint Session Cost of living message President Woodrow Wilson.
Sept. 18, 1919 Joint Session Address President pro tempore Albert B. Cummins; Speaker Frederick H. Gillett; Representative and former Speaker Champ Clark; General John J. Pershing.
Feb. 9, 1921 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
67th Congress (1921–1923)  
Mar. 4, 1921 Inauguration East Portico President Warren G. Harding.
Apr. 12, 1921 Joint Session Federal problem message President Warren G. Harding.
Dec. 6, 1921 Joint Session Annual Message President Warren G. Harding.
Feb. 28, 1922 Joint Session Maintenance of the merchant marine President Warren G. Harding.
Aug. 18, 1922 Joint Session Coal and railroad message President Warren G. Harding.
Nov. 21, 1922 Joint Session Promotion of the American merchant marine President Warren G. Harding.
Dec. 8, 1922 Joint Session Annual Message17   President Warren G. Harding.
Feb. 7, 1923 Joint Session British debt due to the United States President Warren G. Harding.
68th Congress (1923–1925)  
Dec. 6, 1923 Joint Session Annual Message President Calvin Coolidge.
Feb. 27, 1924 Joint Session Memorial to Warren G. Harding Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of State; ceremony attended by President Calvin Coolidge.
Dec. 15, 1924 Joint Session Memorial to Woodrow Wilson Dr. Edwin Anderson Alderman, President of the University of Virginia; ceremony attended by President Calvin Coolidge.
Feb. 11, 1925 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
69th Congress (1925–1927)  
Mar. 4, 1925 Inauguration East Portico President Calvin Coolidge.
Feb. 22, 1927 Joint Session George Washington birthday message President Calvin Coolidge.
70th Congress (1927–1929)  
Feb. 13, 1929 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
71st Congress (1929–1931)  
Mar. 4, 1929 Inauguration East Portico President Herbert Hoover.
72nd Congress (1931–1933)  
Feb. 22, 1932 Joint Session Bicentennial of George Washington's birth President Herbert Hoover.
Feb. 6, 1933 Joint Meeting Memorial to Calvin Coolidge Arthur Prentice Rugg, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; ceremony attended by President Herbert Hoover.
Feb. 8, 1933 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
73rd Congress (1933–1935)  
Mar. 4, 1933 Inauguration East Portico President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Jan. 3, 1934 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
May 20, 1934 Joint Session 100th anniversary,
death of Lafayette
Andre de Laboulaye, Ambassador of France; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; ceremony attended by Count de Chambrun, great-grandson of Lafayette.
74th Congress (1935–1937)  
Jan. 4, 1935 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
May 22, 1935 Joint Session Veto message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Jan. 3, 1936 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
75th Congress (1937–1939)  
Jan. 6, 1937 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 6, 1937 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Jan. 20, 1937 Inauguration East Portico President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Vice President John Nance Garner.18  
Jan. 3, 1938 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
76th Congress (1939–1941)  
Jan. 4, 1939 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Mar. 4, 1939 Joint Session Sesquicentennial of the 1st Congress President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
June 9, 1939 Joint Meeting Reception19   King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom.
Sept. 21, 1939 Joint Session Neutrality address President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Jan. 3, 1940 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
May 16, 1940 Joint Session National defense message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
77th Congress (1941–1943)  
Jan. 6, 1941 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 6, 1941 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Jan. 20, 1941 Joint Session Inauguration, East Portico President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Vice President Henry A. Wallace.
Dec. 8, 1941 Joint Session War with Japan President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Dec. 26, 1941 Joint Meeting Address20   Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jan. 6, 1942 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
78th Congress (1943–1945)
Jan. 7, 1943 Joint Session Annual Message President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
May 19, 1943 Joint Meeting Address Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Nov. 18, 1943 Joint Meeting Moscow Conference Cordell Hull, Secretary of State.
79th Congress (1945–1947)  
Jan. 6, 1945 Joint Session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 6, 1945 Joint Session Annual Message President Roosevelt was not present. His message was read before the Joint Session of Congress.
Jan. 20, 1945 Inauguration South Portico, The White House21   President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Vice President Harry S. Truman.
Mar. 1, 1945 Joint Session Yalta Conference President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Apr. 16, 1945 Joint Session Prosecution of the War President Harry S. Truman.
May 21, 1945 Joint Session Bestowal of Congressional Medal of Honor on Tech. Sgt. Jake William Lindsey General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; President Harry S. Truman.
June 18, 1945 Joint Meeting Address General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force.
Oct. 5, 1945 Joint Meeting Address Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet.
Oct. 23, 1945 Joint Session Universal military training message President Harry S. Truman.
Nov. 13, 1945 Joint Meeting Address Clement R. Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
May 25, 1946 Joint Session Railroad strike message President Harry S. Truman.
July 1, 1946 Joint Session Memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt John Winant, U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations; ceremony attended by President Harry S. Truman and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Footnotes

15Because of a blizzard, the ceremony was moved inside, where it was held as part of the Senate's special session. President William Howard Taft took the oath of office and gave his inaugural address after Vice President James S. Sherman's inaugural address and the swearing-in of the new senators.

16Held in the Senate Chamber.

17This was the first Annual Message broadcast live on radio.

18This was the first inauguration held pursuant to the Twentieth Amendment, which changed the date from March 4th to January 20th. The Vice Presidential oath, which previously had been given earlier on the same day in the Senate Chamber, was added to the inaugural ceremony as well, but the Vice Presidential inaugural address was discontinued.

19A joint reception for the King and Queen of the United Kingdom was held in the Rotunda, authorized by Senate Concurrent Resolution 17, 76th Congress. Although the concurrent resolution was structured to establish a Joint Meeting, the Senate, in fact, adjourned rather than recessed as called for by the resolution.

20Delivered in the Senate Chamber.

21The oaths of office were taken in simple ceremonies at the White House because the expense and festivity of a Capitol ceremony were thought inappropriate because of the war. The Joint Committee on Arrangements of the Congress was in charge, however, and both the Senate and the House of Representatives were present.