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Official Congressional Directory

The Official Congressional Directory (also known as Congressional Directory) is the official directory of the United States Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) and published by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) since 1888. Per federal statute (44 USC 721) the Directory is published and distributed during the first session of each new Congress.[1] It is a designated essential title distributed to Federal depository libraries and the current edition is available for purchase from GPO.

Contents

  • Description 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
    • 19th century 3.1
      • 1860s-1870s 3.1.1
      • 1880s 3.1.2
      • 1890s 3.1.3
    • 20th century 3.2
      • 1900s-1910s 3.2.1
      • 1920s-1930s 3.2.2
      • 1940s-1950s 3.2.3
      • 1960s-1970s 3.2.4
      • 1980s-1990s 3.2.5
    • 21st century 3.3
  • External links 4

Description

The foreword notes: The Congressional Directory is one of the oldest working handbooks within the United States Government. While there were unofficial directories for Congress in one form or another beginning with the 1st Congress in 1789, the Congressional Directory published in 1847 for the 30th Congress is considered by scholars and historians to be the first official edition because it was the first to be ordered and paid for by Congress. With the addition of biographical sketches of legislators in 1867, the Congressional Directory attained its modern format.[2]

Each bi-annual edition includes:

  • Short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district.
  • Committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers for Members of Congress.
  • Lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.

References

  1. ^ Congressional Directory: Main Page
  2. ^ [1]

Further reading

19th century

  •  
  • William Quereau Force (1843). Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Twenty-Eighth Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 
  • William Quereau Force (1845). The Washington Guide containing a Congressional Directory. Washington DC: W. Q. Force. 
  • Postmaster of the House of Representatives (1846). Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Twenty-Ninth Congress (New ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • William Quereau Force (1848). The Washington Guide containing a Congressional Directory. Washington DC: W. Q. Force. 
  • Postmaster of the House of Representatives (1850). Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Thirty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Gideon and Company Printers. 
  • Postmaster of the House of Representatives (1852). Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Second Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Gideon and Company Printers. 
  • Postmaster of the House of Representatives (1855). Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Third Congress. Washington DC: Gideon and Company Printers. 
  • Postmaster of the House of Representatives (1856). Congressional Directory for the Third Session of the Thirty-Fourth Congress. Washington DC: Gideon and Company Printers. 

1860s-1870s

  • Postmaster of the House of Representatives (1861). Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress (1st ed.). Washington DC: House of Representatives. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1868). Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Fortieth Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1869). Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1870). Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1870). Congressional Directory for the Third Session of the Forty-First Congress (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1871). Congressional Directory: Forty-Second Congress - First Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1872). Congressional Directory: Forty-Second Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1873). Congressional Directory: Forty-Second Congress - Third Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1874). Congressional Directory: Forty-Third Congress - First Session (4th ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1876). Congressional Directory: Forty-Fourth Congress - First Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1876). Congressional Directory: Forty-Fourth Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1878). Congressional Directory: Forty-Fifth Congress - Second Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1878). Congressional Directory: Forty-Fifth Congress - Third Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1879). Congressional Directory: Forty-Sixth Congress - First Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 

1880s

  • Ben. Perley Poore (1882). Congressional Directory: Forty-Seventh Congress - First Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1883). Congressional Directory: Forty-Seventh Congress - Second Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1884). Congressional Directory: Forty-Eighth Congress - First Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1884). Congressional Directory: Forty-Eighth Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1886). Congressional Directory: Forty-Ninth Congress - First Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1887). Congressional Directory: Forty-Ninth Congress - Second Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • W.H. Michael (1888). Official Congressional Directory: Fiftieth Congress - First Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • W.H. Michael (1889). Official Congressional Directory: Fiftieth Congress - Second Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 

1890s

  • W.H. Michael (1890). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-First Congress - First Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • W.H. Michael (1890). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-First Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • W.H. Michael (1892). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Second Congress - First Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • W.H. Michael (1892). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Second Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Francis M. Cox (1893). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress - First Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Francis M. Cox (1894). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress - Second Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Pitman Pulsifer (1895). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fourth Congress - First Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Pitman Pulsifer (1896). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fourth Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Pitman Pulsifer (1897). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress - Extraordinary Session (Special ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Albert H. Washburn (1897). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress - Extraordinary Session (Second Special ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • L.A. Coolidge (1897). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1899). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress - Third Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 

20th century

1900s-1910s

  • The Clerk of Printing Records (1900). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Sixth Congress - First Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1900). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Sixth Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1901). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Seventh Congress - First Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1902). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Seventh Congress - Second Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1903). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress - Special Session (Special ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1903). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress - Extraordinary Session (Special ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1904). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress - Second Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1904). Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress - Third Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1906). Official Congressional Directory: 59th Congress - 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1907). Official Congressional Directory: 59th Congress - 2d Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1907). Official Congressional Directory: 60th Congress - 1st Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1909). Official Congressional Directory: 60th Congress - 2d Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1910). Official Congressional Directory: 61st Congress - 2d Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • James S. Henry (1911). Official Congressional Directory: 61st Congress - 3d Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • James S. Henry (1911). Official Congressional Directory: 62nd Congress - 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • James B. Bell (1911). Official Congressional Directory: 62nd Congress - 2d Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • James B. Bell (1912). Official Congressional Directory: 62nd Congress - 3d Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • James B. Bell (1913). Official Congressional Directory: 63rd Congress - 1st Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Edgar E. Mountjoy (1914). Official Congressional Directory: 63rd Congress - 2d Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Edgar E. Mountjoy (1915). Official Congressional Directory: 63rd Congress - 3d Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Edgar E. Mountjoy (1916). Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress - 1st Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Edgar E. Mountjoy (1916). Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress - 2d Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Edgar E. Mountjoy (1917). Official Congressional Directory: 65th Congress - 1st Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Edgar E. Mountjoy (1918). Official Congressional Directory: 65th Congress - 2d Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Edgar E. Mountjoy (1919). Official Congressional Directory: 65th Congress - 3d Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Francis G. Matson (1919). Official Congressional Directory: 66th Congress - 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 

1920s-1930s

  • Francis G. Matson (1920). Official Congressional Directory: 66th Congress, 2d Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Francis G. Matson (1920). Official Congressional Directory: 66th Congress, 3d Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Francis G. Matson (1921). Official Congressional Directory: 67th Congress, 1st Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1921). Official Congressional Directory: 67th Congress, 2d Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1923). Official Congressional Directory: 67th Congress, 3d & 4th Sessions (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1924). Official Congressional Directory: 68th Congress, 1st Session (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1924). Official Congressional Directory: 68th Congress, 2d Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1926). Official Congressional Directory: 69th Congress, 1st Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1927). Official Congressional Directory: 69th Congress, 2nd Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1927). Official Congressional Directory: 70th Congress, 1st Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1928). Official Congressional Directory: 70th Congress, 2nd Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1929). Official Congressional Directory: 71st Congress, 1st Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Elmer C. Hess (1929). Official Congressional Directory: 71st Congress, 2nd Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.B. Heyser (1931). Official Congressional Directory: 71st Congress, 3rd Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.B. Heyser (1931). Official Congressional Directory: 72nd Congress, 1st Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • E.F. Caldwwell (1932). Official Congressional Directory: 72nd Congress, 2nd Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 73rd Congress, 1st Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1933. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 73rd Congress, 2nd Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1934. 
  • C.B. Deane (1935). Official Congressional Directory: 74th Congress - 1st Session (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 

1940s-1950s

  • S.A. Lokey (1940). Official Congressional Directory: 76th Congress - 3d Session (1st ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 79th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1946. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 80th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1947. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 81st Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1949. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 83rd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1953. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 85th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1958. 

1960s-1970s

  • Congressional Directory: 87th Congress, 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1961. 
  • Congressional Directory: 87th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1962. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 88th Congress, 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1963. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 88th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1964. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 89th Congress, 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1965. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 89th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1966. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress, 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1967. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 92nd Congress, 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1971. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 92nd Congress, 2nd Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1972. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 93rd Congress, 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1973. 
  • Official Congressional Directory: 94th Congress, 1st Session. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1975. 
  • 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, 1st Session, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 
  • 1979 Official Congressional Directory: 96th Congress, 1st Session, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979 

1980s-1990s

  • 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985. 
  • 1987-1988
  • 1989-1990 Official Congressional Directory: 101st Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1989. 
  • 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 
  • 1993-1994
  • Congressional Directory for the 105th Congress (1997-1998), Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997 

21st century

  • Congressional Directory for the 107th Congress (2001 - 2002), Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001 
  • 2003-2004 Official Congressional Directory for the 108th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003 
  • 2005-2006 Official Congressional Directory for the 109th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005 
  • 111th Congress, 2009-2010
  • Official Congressional Directory, 2011-2012: 112th Congress, Convened January 2011, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012 

External links

  • Hathi Trust. Official Congressional Directory, fulltext, various dates.
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