1st to Present Congress

(March 4, 1789 to Present)

DateTypeOccasion, topic, or locationName and position of dignitary
(Where Applicable)
1st Congress (1789–1791)
New York City
Apr. 6, 1789 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Apr. 30, 1789 Joint session Inauguration and church service1 President George Washington;
Right Reverend Samuel Provoost,
Senate-appointed Chaplain.
Jan. 8, 1790 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
Philadelphia
Dec. 8, 1790 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
2nd Congress (1791–1793)
Oct. 25, 1791 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
Nov. 6, 1792 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
Feb. 13, 1793 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
3rd Congress (1793–1795)
Mar. 4, 1793 Inauguration Senate Chamber President George Washington.
Dec. 3, 1793 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
Nov. 19, 1794 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
4th Congress (1795–1797)
Dec. 8, 1795 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
Dec. 7, 1796 Joint session Annual Message President George Washington.
Feb. 8, 1797 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
5th Congress (1797–1799)
Mar. 4, 1797 Inauguration Hall of the House President John Adams.
May 16, 1797 Joint session Relations with France President John Adams.
Nov. 23, 1797 Joint session Annual Message President John Adams.
Dec. 8, 1798 Joint session Annual Message President John Adams.
6th Congress (1799–1801)
Dec. 3, 1799 Joint session Annual Message President John Adams.
Dec. 26, 1799 Joint session Funeral procession and oration in memory of George Washington2 Representative Henry Lee.
Washington, D.C.
Nov. 22, 1800 Joint session Annual Message President John Adams.
Feb. 11, 1801 Joint session Counting electoral votes3 N.A.
7th Congress (1801–1803)
Mar. 4, 1801 Inauguration Senate Chamber President Thomas Jefferson.
8th Congress (1803–1805)
Feb. 13, 1805 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
9th Congress (1805–1807)
Mar. 5, 1805 Inauguration Senate Chamber President Thomas Jefferson.
10th Congress (1807–1809)
Feb. 8, 1809 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
11th Congress (1809–1811)
Mar. 4, 1809 Inauguration Hall of the House President James Madison.
12th Congress (1811–1813)
Feb. 10, 1813 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
13th Congress (1813–1815)
Mar. 4, 1813 Inauguration Hall of the House President James Madison.
14th Congress (1815–1817)
Feb. 12, 1817 Joint session Counting electoral votes4 N.A.
15th Congress (1817–1819)
Mar. 4, 1817 Inauguration In front of Brick Capitol President James Monroe.
16th Congress (1819–1821)
Feb. 14, 1821 Joint session Counting electoral votes5 N.A.
17th Congress (1821–1823)
Mar. 5, 1821 Inauguration Hall of the House President James Monroe.
18th Congress (1823–1825)
Dec. 10, 1824 House address6   Address Speaker Henry Clay; General Gilbert duMotier, Marquis deLafayette.
Feb. 9, 1825 Joint session Counting electoral votes7   N.A.
19th Congress (1825–1827)
Mar. 4, 1825 Inauguration Hall of the House President John Quincy Adams.
20th Congress (1827–1829)  
Feb. 11, 1829 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
21st Congress (1829–1831)  
Mar. 4, 1829 Inauguration East Portico8   President Andrew Jackson.
22nd Congress (1831–1833)  
Feb. 13, 1833 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
23rd Congress (1833–1835)  
Mar. 4, 1833 Inauguration Hall of the House9   President Andrew Jackson.
Dec. 31, 1834 Joint session Lafayette eulogy Representative and former President John Quincy Adams; ceremony attended by President Andrew Jackson.
24th Congress (1835–1837)  
Feb. 8, 1837 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
25th Congress (1837–1839)  
Mar. 4, 1837 Inauguration East Portico President Martin Van Buren.
26th Congress (1839–1841)  
Feb. 10, 1841 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
27th Congress (1841–1843)  
Mar. 4, 1841 Inauguration East Portico President William Henry Harrison.
28th Congress (1843–1845)  
Feb. 12, 1845 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
29th Congress (1845–1847)  
Mar. 4, 1845 Inauguration East Portico President James Knox Polk.
30th Congress (1847–1849)  
Feb. 14, 1849 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
31st Congress (1849–1851)  
Mar. 5, 1849 Inauguration East Portico President Zachary Taylor.
July 10, 1850 Joint session Oath of office to
President Millard Fillmore10  
N.A.
32nd Congress (1851–1853)  
Feb. 9, 1853 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
33rd Congress (1853–1855)  
Mar. 4, 1853 Inauguration East Portico President Franklin Pierce.
34th Congress (1855–1857)  
Feb. 11, 1857 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
35th Congress (1857–1859)  
Mar. 4, 1857 Inauguration East Portico President James Buchanan.
36th Congress (1859–1861)  
Feb. 13, 1861 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
37th Congress (1861–1863)  
Mar. 4, 1861 Inauguration East Portico President Abraham Lincoln.
Feb. 22, 1862 Joint session Reading of
Washington's farewell address
John W. Forney, Secretary of the Senate.
38th Congress (1863–1865)  
Feb. 8, 1865 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
39th Congress (1865–1867)  
Mar. 4, 1865 Inauguration East Portico President Abraham Lincoln.
Feb. 12, 1866 Joint session Memorial to Abraham Lincoln George Bancroft, historian; ceremony attended by President Andrew Johnson.
40th Congress (1867–1869)  
Feb. 10, 1869 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
41st Congress (1869–1871)  
Mar. 4, 1869 Inauguration East Portico President Ulysses S. Grant.
42nd Congress (1871–1873)  
Feb. 12, 1873 Joint session Counting electoral votes11 N.A.
43rd Congress (1873–1875)  
Mar. 4, 1873 Inauguration East Portico President Ulysses S. Grant.
Dec. 18, 1874 Joint meeting Reception of King Kalakaua of Hawaii Speaker James G. Blaine; David Kalakaua, King of the Hawaiian Islands.12
44th Congress (1875–1877)  
Feb. 1, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes13 N.A.
Feb. 10, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 12, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 19, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 20, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 21, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 24, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 26, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 28, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Mar. 1, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Mar. 2, 1877 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
45th Congress (1877–1879)  
Mar. 5, 1877 Inauguration East Portico President Rutherford B. Hayes.
46th Congress (1879–1881)  
Feb. 9, 1881 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
47th Congress (1881–1883)  
Mar. 4, 1881 Inauguration East Portico President James A. Garfield.
Feb. 27, 1882 Joint session Memorial to James A. Garfield James G. Blaine, former Speaker, Senator, and Secretary of State; ceremony attended by President Chester A. Arthur.
48th Congress (1883–1885)  
Feb. 11, 1885 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Feb. 21, 1885 Joint session Completion of Washington Monument Representative John D. Long; Representative-elect John W. Daniel14; ceremony attended by President Chester A. Arthur.
49th Congress (1885–1887)  
Mar. 4, 1885 Inauguration East Portico President Grover Cleveland.
50th Congress (1887–1889)  
Feb. 13, 1889 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
51st Congress (1889–1891)  
Mar. 4, 1889 Inauguration East Portico President Benjamin Harrison.
Dec. 11, 1889 Joint session Centennial of George Washington's first inauguration Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States; ceremony attended by President Benjamin Harrison.
52nd Congress (1891–1893)  
Feb. 8, 1893 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A
53rd Congress (1893–1895)  
Mar. 4, 1893 Inauguration East Portico President Grover Cleveland.
54th Congress (1895–1897)  
Feb. 10, 1897 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
55th Congress (1897–1899)  
Mar. 4, 1897 Inauguration In front of original Senate Wing of Capitol President William McKinley.
56th Congress (1899–1901)  
Dec. 12, 1900 Joint meeting Centennial of the Capital City Representatives James D. Richardson and Sereno E. Payne, and Senator George F.Hoar; ceremony attended by President William McKinley.
Feb. 13, 1901 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
57th Congress (1901–1903)  
Mar. 4, 1901 Inauguration East Portico President William McKinley.
Feb. 27, 1902 Joint session Memorial to William McKinley John Hay, Secretary of State; ceremony attended by President Theodore Roosevelt and Prince Henry of Prussia.
58th Congress (1903–1905)  
Feb. 8, 1905 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
59th Congress (1905–1907)  
Mar. 4, 1905 Inauguration East Portico President Theodore Roosevelt.
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.
80th Congress (1947–1949)
Jan. 6, 1947 Joint session State of the Union Address22 President Harry S. Truman.
Mar. 12, 1947 Joint session Greek-Turkish aid policy President Harry S. Truman.
May 1, 1947 Joint meeting Address Miguel Aleman, President of Mexico.
Nov. 17, 1947 Joint session Aid to Europe message President Harry S. Truman.
Jan. 7, 1948 Joint session State of the Union Address President Harry S. Truman.
Mar. 17, 1948 Joint session National security and conditions in Europe President Harry S. Truman.
Apr. 19, 1948 Joint session 50th anniversary, liberation of Cuba President Harry S. Truman; Guillermo Belt, Ambassador of Cuba.
July 27, 1948 Joint session Inflation, housing, and civil rights President Harry S. Truman.
81st Congress (1949–1951)
Jan. 5, 1949 Joint session State of the Union Address President Harry S. Truman.
Jan. 6, 1949 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1949 Joint session Inauguration, East Portico President Harry S. Truman; Vice President Alben W. Barkley.
May 19, 1949 Joint meeting Address Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil.
Jan. 4, 1950 Joint session State of the Union Address President Harry S. Truman.
May 31, 1950 Joint meeting Address Dean Acheson, Secretary of State.
82nd Congress (1951–1953)
Jan. 8, 1951 Joint session State of the Union Address President Harry S. Truman.
Feb. 1, 1951 Joint meeting23 North Atlantic Treaty Organization General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Apr. 2, 1951 Joint meeting Address Vincent Auriol, President of France.
Apr. 19, 1951 Joint meeting Return from Pacific Command General Douglas MacArthur.
June 21, 1951 Joint meeting Address Galo Plaza, President of Ecuador.
Sept. 24, 1951 Joint meeting Address Alcide de Gasperi, Prime Minister of Italy.
Jan. 9, 1952 Joint session State of the Union Address President Harry S. Truman.
Jan. 17, 1952 Joint meeting Address Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Apr. 3, 1952 Joint meeting Address Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands.
May 22, 1952 Joint meeting Korea General Matthew B. Ridgway.
June 10, 1952 Joint session Steel industry dispute President Harry S. Truman.
83rd Congress (1953–1955)
Jan. 6, 1953 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1953 Joint session Inauguration, East Portico President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
Feb. 2, 1953 Joint session State of the Union Address President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Jan. 7, 1954 Joint session State of the Union Address President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Jan. 29, 1954 Joint meeting Address Celal Bayar, President of Turkey.
May 4, 1954 Joint meeting Address Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada.
May 28, 1954 Joint meeting Address Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia.
July 28, 1954 Joint meeting Address Syngman Rhee, President of the Republic of Korea.
84th Congress (1955–1957)
Jan. 6, 1955 Joint session State of the Union Address President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Jan. 27, 1955 Joint meeting Address Paul E. Magliore, President of Haiti.
Feb. 29, 1956 Joint meeting Address Giovanni Gronchi, President of Italy.
May 17, 1956 Joint meeting Address Dr. Sukarno, President of Indonesia.
85th Congress (1957–1959)
Jan. 5, 1957 Joint session Middle East message President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Jan. 7, 1957 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 10, 1957 Joint session State of the Union Address President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Jan. 21, 1957 Joint session Inauguration, East Portico President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
May 9, 1957 Joint meeting Address Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam.
Jan. 9, 1958 Joint session State of the Union Address President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
June 5, 1958 Joint meeting Address Theodor Heuss, President of West Germany.
June 18, 1958 Joint meeting Address Carlos F. Garcia, President of the Philippines.
86th Congress (1959–1961)
Jan. 9, 1959 Joint session State of the Union Address President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Jan. 21, 1959 Joint meeting Address Arturo Frondizi,
President of Argentina.
Feb. 12, 1959 Joint session Sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth Fredric March, actor; Carl Sandburg, poet.
Mar. 11, 1959 Joint meeting Address Jose Maria Lemus, President of El Salvador.
Mar. 18, 1959 Joint meeting Address Sean T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland.
May 12, 1959 Joint meeting Address Baudouin, King of the Belgians.
Jan. 7, 1960 Joint session State of the Union Address President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Apr. 6, 1960 Joint meeting Address Alberto Lleras-Camargo, President of Colombia.
Apr. 25, 1960 Joint meeting Address Charles de Gaulle, President of France.
Apr. 28, 1960 Joint meeting Address Mahendra, King of Nepal.
June 29, 1960 Joint meeting Address Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand.
87th Congress (1961–1963)
Jan. 6, 1961 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1961 Joint session Inauguration, East Portico President John F. Kennedy; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Jan. 30, 1961 Joint session State of the Union Address President John F. Kennedy.
May 4, 1961 Joint meeting Address Habib Bourguiba, President of Tunisia
May 25, 1961 Joint session Urgent national needs: foreign aid, defense, civil defense, and outer space President John F. Kennedy.
July 12, 1961 Joint meeting Address Mohammad Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan.
Sept. 21, 1961 Joint meeting Address Manuel Prado, President of Peru.
Jan. 11, 1962 Joint session State of the Union Address President John F. Kennedy.
Feb. 26, 1962 Joint meeting Friendship 7: 1st United States orbital space flight Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., USMC; Friendship 7 astronaut.
Apr. 4, 1962 Joint meeting Address Joao Goulart, President of Brazil.
Apr. 12, 1962 Joint meeting Address Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shahanshah of Iran.
88th Congress (1963–1965)
Jan. 14, 1963 Joint session State of the Union Address President John F. Kennedy.
May 21, 1963 Joint meeting Flight of Faith 7 Spacecraft Maj. Gordon L. Cooper, Jr., USAF, Faith 7 astronaut.
Nov. 27, 1963 Joint session Assumption of office President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Jan. 8, 1964 Joint session State of the Union Address President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Jan. 15, 1964 Joint meeting Address Antonio Segni, President of Italy.
May 28, 1964 Joint meeting Address Eamon de Valera, President of Ireland.
89th Congress (1965–1967)
Jan. 4, 1965 Joint session State of the Union Address President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Jan. 6, 1965 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1965 Joint session24 Inauguration, East Portico President Lyndon B. Johnson; Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
Mar. 15, 1965 Joint session Voting rights President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Sept. 14, 1965 Joint meeting Flight of Gemini 5 Spacecraft Lt. Col. Gordon L. Cooper, Jr., USAF; and Charles Conrad, Jr., USN; Gemini 5 astronauts.
Jan. 12, 1966 Joint session State of the Union Address President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Sept. 15, 1966 Joint meeting Address Ferdinand E. Marcos, President of the Philippines.
90th Congress (1967–1969)
Jan. 10, 1967 Joint session State of the Union Address President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Apr. 28, 1967 Joint meeting Vietnam policy General William C. Westmoreland.
Oct. 27, 1967 Joint meeting Address Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, President of Mexico.
Jan. 17, 1968 Joint session State of the Union Address President Lyndon B. Johnson.
91st Congress (1969–1971)
Jan. 6, 1969 Joint session Counting electoral votes25 N.A.
Jan. 9, 1969 Joint meeting Apollo 8: 1st flight around the moon Col. Frank Borman, USAF; Capt. James A. Lowell, Jr., USN; Lt. Col. William A. Anders, USAF; Apollo 8 astronauts.
Jan. 14, 1969 Joint session State of the Union Address President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Jan. 20, 1969 Joint session26 Inauguration, East Portico President Richard M. Nixon; Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.
Sept. 16, 1969 Joint meeting Apollo 11: 1st lunar landing Neil A. Armstrong; Col. Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., USAF; and Lt. Col. Michael Collins, USAF; Apollo 11 astronauts.
Jan. 22, 1970 Joint session State of the Union Address President Richard M. Nixon.
Feb. 25, 1970 Joint meeting Address Georges Pompidou, President of France.
June 3, 1970 Joint meeting Address Dr. Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela.
Sept. 22, 1970 Joint meeting Report on prisoners of war Col. Frank Borman, Representative to the President on Prisoners of War.
92nd Congress (1971–1973)
Jan. 22, 1971 Joint session State of the Union Address President Richard M. Nixon.
Sept. 9, 1971 Joint session Economic policy President Richard M. Nixon.
Sept. 9, 1971 Joint meeting Apollo 15: lunar mission Col. David R. Scott, USAF; Col. James B. Irwin, USAF; and Lt. Col. Alfred M. Worden, USAF; Apollo 15 astronauts.
Jan. 20, 1972 Joint session State of the Union Address President Richard M. Nixon.
June 1, 1972 Joint session European trip report President Richard M. Nixon.
June 15, 1972 Joint meeting Address Luis Echeverria Alvarez, President of Mexico.
93rd Congress (1973–1975)
Jan. 6, 1973 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1973 Inauguration East Portico President Richard M. Nixon; Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.
Dec. 6, 1973 Joint meeting Oath of office to Vice President Gerald R. Ford Vice President Gerald R. Ford; ceremony attended by President Richard M. Nixon.
Jan. 30 1974 Joint session State of the Union Address President Richard M. Nixon.
Aug. 12, 1974 Joint session Assumption of office President Gerald R. Ford.
Oct. 8, 1974 Joint session Economy President Gerald R. Ford.
94th Congress (1975–1977)
Jan. 15, 1975 Joint session State of the Union Address President Gerald R. Ford.
Apr. 10, 1975 Joint session State of the World message President Gerald R. Ford.
June 17, 1975 Joint meeting Address Walter Scheel, President of West Germany.
Nov. 5, 1975 Joint meeting Address Anwar El Sadat, President of Egypt.
Jan. 19, 1976 Joint session State of the Union Address President Gerald R. Ford.
Jan. 28, 1976 Joint meeting Address Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel.
Mar. 17, 1976 Joint meeting Address Liam Cosgrave, Prime Minister of Ireland.
May 18, 1976 Joint meeting Address Valery Giscard d'Estaing, President of France.
June 2, 1976 Joint meeting Address Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.
Sept. 23, 1976 Joint meeting Address Dr. William R. Tolbert, Jr., President of Liberia.
95th Congress (1977–1979)
Jan. 6, 1977 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 12, 1977 Joint session State of the Union Address President Gerald R. Ford.
Jan. 20, 1977 Inauguration East Portico President Jimmy Carter; Vice President Walter F. Mondale.
Feb. 22, 1977 Joint meeting Address Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
Apr. 20, 1977 Joint session Energy President Jimmy Carter.
Jan. 19, 1978 Joint session State of the Union Address President Jimmy Carter.
Sept. 18, 1978 Joint session Middle East Peace agreements Joint session attended by Anwar El Sadat, President of Egypt, and by Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel.
96th Congress (1979–1981)
Jan. 23, 1979 Joint session State of the Union Address President Jimmy Carter.
June 18, 1979 Joint session Salt II agreements President Jimmy Carter.
Jan. 23, 1980 Joint session State of the Union Address President Jimmy Carter.
97th Congress (1981–1983)
Jan. 6, 1981 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1981 Joint session27 Inauguration, West Front President Ronald Reagan; Vice President George Bush.
Feb. 18, 1981 Joint session Economic recovery President Ronald Reagan.
Apr. 28, 1981 Joint session Economic recovery--inflation President Ronald Reagan.
Jan. 26, 1982 Joint session State of the Union Address President Ronald Reagan.
Jan. 28, 1982 Joint meeting Centennial of birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Dr. Arthur Schlesinger, historian; Senator Jennings Randolph; Representative Claude Pepper; Averell Harriman, former Governor of New York28; former Representative James Roosevelt, son of President Roosevelt.
Apr. 21, 1982 Joint meeting Address Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands.
98th Congress (1983–1985)
Jan. 25, 1983 Joint session State of the Union Address President Ronald Reagan.
Apr. 27, 1983 Joint session Central America President Ronald Reagan.
Oct. 5, 1983 Joint meeting Address Karl Carstens, President of West Germany.
Jan. 25, 1984 Joint session State of the Union Address President Ronald Reagan.
Mar. 15, 1984 Joint meeting Address Dr. Garett FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland.
Mar. 22, 1984 Joint meeting Address Francois Mitterand, President of France.
May 8, 1984 Joint meeting Centennial of birth of
Harry S Truman
Representatives Ike Skelton and Alan Wheat; former Senator Stuart Symington; Margaret Truman Daniel, daughter of President Truman; and Senator Mark Hatfield.
May 16, 1984 Joint meeting Address Miguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico.
99th Congress (1985–1987)
Jan. 7, 1985 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 21, 1985 Inauguration Rotunda29 President Ronald Reagan; Vice President George Bush.
Feb. 6, 1985 Joint session State of the Union Address President Ronald Reagan.
Feb. 20, 1985 Joint meeting Address Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Mar. 6, 1985 Joint meeting Address Bettino Craxi, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy.
Mar. 20, 1985 Joint meeting Address Raul Alfonsin, President of Argentina.
June 13, 1985 Joint meeting Address Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India.
Oct. 9, 1985 Joint meeting Address Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore.
Nov. 21, 1985 Joint session Geneva Summit President Ronald Reagan.
Feb. 4, 1986 Joint session State of the Union Address President Ronald Reagan.
Sept. 11, 1986 Joint meeting Address Jose Sarney, President of Brazil.
Sept. 18, 1986 Joint meeting Address Corazon C. Aquino, President of the Philippines.
100th Congress (1987–1989)
Jan. 27, 1987 Joint session State of the Union Address President Ronald Reagan.
Nov. 10, 1987 Joint meeting Address Chaim Herzog, President of Israel.
Jan. 25, 1988 Joint session State of the Union Address President Ronald Reagan.
Apr. 27, 1988 Joint meeting Address Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada.
June 23, 1988 Joint meeting Address Robert Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia.
101st Congress (1989–1991)
Jan. 4, 1989 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1989 Inauguration West Front President George Bush; Vice President Dan Quayle.
Feb. 9, 1989 Joint session Building a Better America President George Bush.
Mar. 2, 1989 Joint meeting Bicentennial of the 1st Congress Representative Lindy Boggs; President Pro Tempore Robert C. Byrd; Speaker James C. Wright; Senator George J. Mitchell; Representative Thomas S. Foley; Representative Robert H. Michel; Howard Nemerov, Poet Laureate of the United States; Senator Robert J. Dole; David McCullough, historian; Anthony M. Frank, Postmaster General; former Senator Nicholas F. Brady, Secretary of the Treasury.
June 7, 1989 Joint meeting Address Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Oct. 4, 1989 Joint meeting Address Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President of Mexico.
Oct. 18, 1989 Joint meeting Address Roh Tae Woo, President of the Republic of  Korea.
Nov. 15, 1989 Joint meeting Address Lech Walesa, chairman of Solidarnosc labor union, Poland.
Jan. 31, 1990 Joint session State of the Union Address President George Bush.
Feb. 21, 1990 Joint meeting Address Vaclav Havel, President of Czechoslovakia.
Mar. 7, 1990 Joint meeting Address Giulio Andreotti, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy.
Mar. 27, 1990 Joint meeting Centennial of birth of
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Senator Robert Dole; Walter Cronkite, television journalist; Winston S. Churchill, member of British Parliament and grandson of Prime Minister Churchill; Clark M. Clifford, former Secretary of Defense; James D. Robinson III, chairman of Eisenhower Centennial Foundation; Arnold Palmer, professional golfer; John S. D. Eisenhower, former Ambassador to Belgium and son of President Eisenhower; Representatives Beverly Byron, William F. Goodling, and Pat Roberts.
June 26, 1990 Joint meeting Address Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress, South Africa.
Sept. 11, 1990 Joint session Invasion of Kuwait by Iraq President George Bush.
102nd Congress (1991–1993)
Jan. 29, 1991 Joint session State of the Union Address President George Bush.
Mar. 6, 1991 Joint session Conclusion of Persian Gulf War President George Bush.
Apr. 16, 1991 Joint meeting Address Violeta B. de Chamorro, President of Nicaragua.
May 16, 1991 Joint meeting Address Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom; joint meeting also attended by Prince Philip.
Nov. 14, 1991 Joint meeting Address Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina.
Jan. 28, 1992 Joint session State of the Union Address President George Bush.
Apr. 30, 1992 Joint meeting Address Richard von Weizsacker, President of Germany.
June 17, 1992 Joint meeting Address Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia.
103rd Congress (1993–1995)
Jan. 6, 1993 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1993 Inauguration West Front President William J. Clinton; Vice President Albert Gore.
Feb. 17, 1993 Joint session Economic Address30 President William J. Clinton.
Sept. 22, 1993 Joint session Health care reform President William J. Clinton.
Jan. 25, 1994 Joint session State of the Union Address President William J. Clinton.
May 18, 1994 Joint meeting Address Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India.
July 26, 1994 Joint meeting Addresses Hussein I, King of Jordan; Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel.
Oct. 6, 1994 Joint meeting Address Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa.
104th Congress (1995–1997)
Jan. 24, 1995 Joint session State of the Union Address President William J. Clinton.
July 26, 1995 Joint meeting Address Kim Yong-sam, President of South Korea.31
Oct. 11, 1995 Joint meeting Close of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of World War II Speaker Newt Gingrich; Vice President Albert Gore; President Pro Tempore Strom Thurmond; Representatives Henry J. Hyde and G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery; Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Robert Dole; former Representative Robert H. Michel; General Louis H. Wilson (ret.), former Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Dec. 12, 1995 Joint meeting Address Shimon Peres, Prime Minister of Israel.
Jan. 23, 1996 Joint session State of the Union Address President William J. Clinton.
Feb. 1, 1996 Joint meeting Address Jacques Chirac, President of France.
July 10, 1996 Joint meeting Address Benyamin Netanyahu,
Prime Minister of Israel.
Sept. 11, 1996 Joint meeting Address John Bruton,
Prime Minister of Ireland.
105th Congress (1997–1999)
Jan. 9, 1997 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 1997 Inauguration West Front President William J. Clinton, Vice President Albert Gore.
Feb. 4, 1997 Joint session State of the Union Address32 President William J. Clinton.
Feb. 27, 1997 Joint meeting Address Edurado Frei, President of Chile.
Jan. 27, 1998 Joint session State of the Union Address President William J. Clinton.
June 10, 1998 Joint meeting Address Kim Dae-jung,
President of the Republic of Korea.
July 15, 1998 Joint meeting Address
H.E. Emil Constantinescu,
President of Romania.
106th Congress (1999–2001)
Jan. 19, 1999 Joint session State of the Union Address President William J. Clinton.
Jan. 27, 2000 Joint session State of the Union Address President William J. Clinton.
Sept. 14, 2000 Joint meeting Address Atal Bihari Vajpayee,
Prime Minister of India.
107th Congress (2001–2003)
Jan. 6, 2001 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 2001 Inauguration West Front President George W. Bush; Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
Feb. 27, 2001 Joint session Budget Message 33 President George W. Bush.
Sept. 6, 2001 Joint meeting Address Vicente Fox, President of Mexico.
Sept. 20, 2001 Joint session War on Terrorism President George W. Bush.
Jan. 29, 2002 Joint session State of the Union Address President George W. Bush.
June 12, 2002 Joint meeting Address John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia.
108th Congress (2003–2005)
Jan. 28, 2003 Joint session State of the Union Address President George W. Bush.
July 17, 2003 Joint meeting Address Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Jan. 20, 2004 Joint session State of the Union Address President George W. Bush.
Feb. 4, 2004 Joint meeting Address Jose Maria Aznar, President of the Government of Spain.
June 15, 2004 Joint meeting Address Hamid Karzai, President of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan
Sept. 23, 2004 Joint meeting Address Ayad Allawi, Interim Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
109th Congress (2005–2007)
Jan. 6, 2005 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 2005 Inauguration West Front President George W. Bush; Vice President Richard B. Cheney
Feb. 2, 2005 Joint session State of the Union Address President George W. Bush
April 6, 2005 Joint meeting Address Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
July 19, 2005 Joint meeting Address Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
Jan. 31, 2006 Joint session State of the Union Address President George W. Bush
March 1, 2006 Joint meeting Address Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy
March 15, 2006 Joint meeting Address Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia
May 24, 2006 Joint meeting Address Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel
June 7, 2006 Joint meeting Address Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia
July 26, 2006 Joint meeting Address Dr. Nouri Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq
110th Congress (2007–2009)
Jan. 23, 2007 Joint session State of the Union Address President George W. Bush
March 7, 2007 Joint meeting Address King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Nov. 7, 2007 Joint meeting Address Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
Jan. 28, 2008 Joint session State of the Union Address President George W. Bush
April 30, 2008 Joint meeting Address Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland
111th Congress (2009–2011)
Jan. 8, 2009 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 20, 2009 Inauguration West Front President Barack H. Obama;
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Feb. 24, 2009 Joint session Address
President Barack H. Obama
March 4, 2009 Joint meeting Address
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Sept. 9, 2009 Joint session Health Care Reform
President Barack H. Obama
Nov. 3, 2009 Joint meeting Address
Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Jan. 27, 2010 Joint session State of the Union Address President Barack H. Obama
May 20, 2010 Joint meeting Address
Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of the United Mexican States
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Jan. 25, 2011 Joint session State of the Union Address
President Barack H. Obama
March 9, 2011 Joint meeting Address Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
May 24, 2011 Joint meeting Address Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
Sept. 8, 2011 Joint session American Jobs Act
President Barack H. Obama
Oct. 13, 2011 Joint meeting Address Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea
Jan. 24, 2012 Joint session State of the Union Address President Barack H. Obama
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Jan. 4, 2013 Joint session Counting electoral votes N.A.
Jan. 21, 2013 Inauguration West Front President Barack H. Obama;
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Feb. 12, 2013Joint sessionState of the Union AddressPresident Barack H. Obama
May 8, 2013      Joint meetingAddressPark Geun Hye, President of the Republic of Korea
Jan. 28, 2014Joint sessionState of the Union AddressPresident Barack H. Obama

Footnotes

1The oath of office was administered to George Washington outside on the gallery in front of the Senate Chamber, after which the Congress and the President returned to the chamber to hear the inaugural address. They then proceeded to St. Paul's Chapel for the "divine service" performed by the Chaplain of the Congress. Adjournment of the ceremony did not occur until the Congress returned to Federal Hall.

2The House convened in its chamber in Congress Hall in Philadelphia. Once assembled, the Representatives somberly proceeded to the city’s German Lutheran Church to attend a memorial Joint Session for former President George Washington.

3Because of a tie in the electoral vote between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, the House of Representatives had to decide the election. Thirty-six ballots were required to break the deadlock, with Jefferson's election as President and Burr's as Vice President on February 17. The Twelfth Amendment was added to the Constitution to prevent the 1800 problem from recurring.

4During most of the period while the Capitol was being reconstructed following the fire of 1814, the Congress met in the "Brick Capitol," constructed on the site of the present Supreme Court building. This joint session took place in the Representatives' chamber on the 2d floor of the building.

5The joint session to count electoral votes was dissolved because the House and Senate disagreed on Missouri's status regarding statehood. The joint session was reconvened the same day and Missouri's votes were counted.

6While this occasion has historically been referred to as the first joint meeting of Congress, the Journals of the House and of the Senate indicate that Lafayette actually addressed the House of Representatives, with some of the Senators present as guests of the House. Similar occasions, when members of the one body were invited as guests of the other, include the Senate address by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands on Aug. 6, 1942, and the House address by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf on May 8, 1991.

7Although Andrew Jackson won the popular vote by a substantial amount and had the highest number of electoral votes from among the several candidates, he did not receive the required majority of the electoral votes. The responsibility for choosing the new President therefore devolved upon the House of Representatives. As soon as the Senators left the chamber, the balloting proceeded, and John Quincy Adams was elected on the first ballot.

8The ceremony was moved outside to accommodate the extraordinarily large crowd of people who had come to Washington to see the inauguration.

9The ceremony was moved inside because of cold weather.

10Following the death of President Zachary Taylor, Vice President Millard Fillmore took the presidential oath of office in a special joint session in the Hall of the House.

11The joint session to count electoral votes was dissolved three times so that the House and Senate could resolve several electoral disputes.

12Because of a severe cold and hoarseness, the King could not deliver his speech, which was read by former Representative Elisha Hunt Allen, then serving as Chancellor and Chief Justice of the Hawaiian Islands.

13The contested election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden created a constitutional crisis. Tilden won the popular vote by a close margin, but disputes concerning the electoral vote returns from four states deadlocked the proceedings of the joint session. Anticipating this development, the Congress had created a special commission of five Senators, five Representatives, and five Supreme Court Justices to resolve such disputes. The Commission met in the Supreme Court Chamber (the present Old Senate Chamber) as each problem arose. In each case, the Commission accepted the Hayes' electors, securing his election by one electoral vote. The joint session was convened on 15 occasions, with the last on March 2, just three days before the inauguration.

14The speech was written by former Speaker and Senator Robert C. Winthrop, who could not attend the ceremony because of ill health.

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.

22This was the first time the term "State of the Union Address" was used for the President's Annual Message. Also, it was the first time the address was shown live on television.

23An informal meeting in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress.

24According to the Congressional Record, the Senate adjourned prior to the inaugural ceremonies, even though the previously adopted resolution had stated the adjournment would come immediately following the inauguration. The Senate Journal records the adjournment as called for in the resolution, hence this listing as a joint session.

25The joint session to count electoral votes was dissolved so that the House and Senate could resolve the dispute regarding a ballot from North Carolina. The joint session was reconvened the same day and the North Carolina vote was counted.

26According to the Congressional Record, the Senate adjourned prior to the inaugural ceremonies, even though the previously adopted resolution had stated the adjournment would come immediately following the inauguration. The Senate Journal records the adjournment as called for in the resolution, hence this listing as a joint session.

27According to the Congressional Record, the Senate adjourned prior to the inaugural ceremonies, even though the previously adopted resolution had stated the adjournment would come immediately following the inauguration. The Senate Journal records the adjournment as called for in the resolution, hence this listing as a joint session.

28Because the Governor had laryngitis, his speech was read by his wife, Pamela.

29The ceremony was moved inside because of extremely cold weather.

30This speech was mislabeled in many sources as a State of the Union Address.

31President Kim Yong-sam was in Washington for the dedication of the Korean Veterans' Memorial, held the day after this joint meeting.

32This was the first State of the Union Address carried live on the Internet.

33This speech was mislabeled in many sources as a State of the Union Address.