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90th Congress (1967–1969)

Congressional Profile

Total Membership:

  • 435 Representatives
  • 1 Resident Commissioner

Party Divisions:*

  • 248 Democrats
  • 187 Republicans

*Party division totals are based on election day results.

  • Election Statistics, 1966 [PDF]
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Representative John McCormack of Massachusetts spent 42 years in service to the House, 10 of those years as Speaker.

Congress Overview

Democrats retained control of Congress with the 1966 elections, but their majorities eroded in both houses. The Vietnam War, which drained the country’s resources and fostered massive unrest, constrained the 90th Congress (1967–1969). Congress pushed forward with President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” program, and instituted public broadcasting, made air quality a federal responsibility, prohibited housing discrimination, and increased taxes. Urban riots led to the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act of 1968 that imposed restrictions on gun ownership.

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 90th Congress [PDF]
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Leadership & Officers

Speaker of the House:
John W. McCormack (D–Massachusetts)
Majority Leader:
Carl B. Albert (D–Oklahoma)
Minority Leader:
Gerald R. Ford (R–Michigan)
Democratic Whip:
Thomas Hale Boggs (D–Louisiana)
Republican Whip:
Leslie C. Arends (R–Illinois)
Democratic Caucus Chairman:
Dan Rostenkowski (D–Illinois)
Republican Conference Chairman:
Melvin Laird (R–Wisconsin)
Clerk of the House:
W. Pat Jennings
Sergeant at Arms:
Zeake W. Johnson
Chaplain of the House:
Edward G. Latch – Methodist
William M. Miller
H. H. Morris
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