The Ninety-second United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1971, to January 3, 1973, during the third and fourth years of Richard Nixon's presidency.
|92nd United States Congress|
United States Capitol (2002)
|January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973|
|Senate President||Spiro Agnew (R)|
|Senate Pres. pro tem||
Richard Russell (D) |
to January 21, 1971
Allen J. Ellender (D)
January 22, 1971 – July 27, 1972
James Eastland (D)
from July 28, 1972
|House Speaker||Carl Albert (D)|
1st: January 21, 1971 – December 17, 1971|
2nd: January 18, 1972 – October 18, 1972
Passing legislation on revenue-sharing was a key event of the congress. President Richard Nixon had it listed on his list of top policies to cover for the year. Nixon signed the bill into law at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The law gained support from many state and local officials including: San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto whose city received $27 million in revenue-sharing money in the first year. Alito said that many projects that would not have been possible could now be done, "That will effectively enable us to meet those programs which up to now because of very tough budgeting we've had to trench."
The count below identifies party affiliations at the beginning of the first session of this Congress, and includes members from vacancies and newly admitted states, when they were first seated. Changes resulting from subsequent replacements are shown below in the Changes in membership section.
TOTAL members: 100
TOTAL members: 435
This list is arranged by chamber, then by state. Senators are listed in order of seniority, and Representatives are listed by district.
Senators are popularly elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1976; Class 2 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1972; and Class 3 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1974.
The names of members of the House of Representatives are preceded by their district numbers.
The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress.
|Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date of successor's|
|Richard Russell Jr. (D)||Died January 21, 1971||David H. Gambrell (D)||February 1, 1971|
|Winston L. Prouty (R)||Died September 10, 1971||Robert Stafford (R)||September 16, 1971|
|Allen J. Ellender (D)||Died July 27, 1972||Elaine S. Edwards (D)||August 1, 1972|
|David H. Gambrell (D)||Successor elected November 7, 1972||Sam Nunn (D)||November 7, 1972|
|Elaine S. Edwards (D)||Successor elected November 13, 1972||Bennett Johnston Jr. (D)||November 14, 1972|
|District||Vacator||Reason for change||Successor||Date of successor's|
|District of Columbia At-large||Vacant||District elected first delegate since the seat was re-established during previous congress||Walter E. Fauntroy (D)||March 23, 1971|
|South Carolina 1st||Vacant||Rep. L. Mendel Rivers died during previous congress||Mendel J. Davis (D)||April 27, 1971|
|Maryland 1st||Rogers Morton (R)||Resigned January 29, 1971, after being appointed United States Secretary of the Interior||William O. Mills (R)||May 25, 1971|
|Pennsylvania 18th||Robert J. Corbett (R)||Died April 25, 1971||H. John Heinz III (R)||November 2, 1971|
|Vermont At-large||Robert Stafford (R)||Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate September 16, 1971||Richard W. Mallary (R)||January 7, 1972|
|Kentucky 6th||John C. Watts (D)||Died September 24, 1971||William P. Curlin Jr. (D)||December 4, 1971|
|Pennsylvania 27th||James G. Fulton (R)||Died October 6, 1971||William S. Conover (R)||April 25, 1972|
|Illinois 15th||Charlotte T. Reid (R)||Resigned October 7, 1971, after being appointed to the Federal Communication Commission||Cliffard D. Carlson (R)||April 4, 1972|
|Alabama 3rd||George W. Andrews (D)||Died December 25, 1971||Elizabeth B. Andrews (D)||April 4, 1972|
|Massachusetts 5th||Frank B. Morse (R)||Resigned May 1, 1972, after being appointed Undersecretary General for Political and General Assembly Affairs at the United Nations||Vacant||Not filled this congress|
|Louisiana 7th||Edwin Edwards (D)||Resigned after being elected Governor of Louisiana May 9, 1972||John Breaux (D)||September 30, 1972|
|Virginia 6th||Richard H. Poff (R)||Resigned after being appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Virginia||M. Caldwell Butler (R)||November 7, 1972|
|New York 20th||William Fitts Ryan (D)||Died September 17, 1972.||Vacant||Not filled this congress|
|Ohio 16th||Frank T. Bow (R)||Died November 13, 1972.||Vacant||Not filled this congress|
|Illinois 6th||George W. Collins (D)||Died in a plane crash December 8, 1972.||Vacant||Not filled this congress|
|Alaska At-large||Nick Begich (D)||He and Hale Boggs were lost in a plane crash October 16, 1972. Presumptive death dertificate for Rep. Begich was issued December 29, 1972.||Vacant||Not filled this congress|
Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members (House and Senate) of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link (2 links), in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate, House (Standing with Subcommittees, Select and Special) and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.