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4th Congress (1795–1797)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 106 Representatives
  • 1 Delegate

Party Divisions:*

  • 47 Federalists
  • 59 Democratic Republicans

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

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Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey served two terms as Speaker of the House before being elected to serve in the Senate.

Congress Overview

International anxieties blended with domestic politics as the Jay Treaty controversy continued to reverberate in the 4th Congress (1795–1797). The Senate approved the treaty as apprehensive Americans divided over whether Great Britain had gotten the better bargain. A hostile House sought to undercut the agreement by legislating around it, but ultimately provided the funding needed to implement the treaty. The election of Albert Gallatin of Pennsylvania finally provided the House the financial expertise to the administration’s policies.

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 4th Congress. [PDF]
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Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
Jonathan Dayton (F–New Jersey)
Clerk of the House:
John Beckley
Sergeant at Arms:
Joseph Wheaton
Chaplain of the House:
Ashbel Green – Presbyterian
Thomas Claxton

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