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102nd United States Congress

The One Hundred 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, 1991, to January 3, 1993, during the last two years of the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

102nd United States Congress
101st ←
→ 103rd
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993
Senate PresidentDan Quayle (R)
Senate President pro temRobert Byrd (D)
House SpeakerTom Foley (D)
Members100 senators
435 members of the House
5 non-voting delegates
Senate MajorityDemocratic
House MajorityDemocratic
1st: January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1992
2nd: January 3, 1992 – October 9, 1992

The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the 1980 United States Census. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.


Notable eventsEdit

Major LegislationEdit

Constitutional amendmentsEdit

Party summaryEdit


Party standings on the opening day of the 102nd Congress
  56 Democratic Senators
  44 Republican Senators
(shading shows control)
Total Vacant
End of previous congress 55 45 100 0
Begin 56 44 100 0
End 58 42
Final voting share 58.0% 42.0%
Beginning of next congress 57 43 100 0

House of RepresentativesEdit

Affiliation Members Voting
Democratic Party 267 61.4%
Republican Party 167 38.4%
Independent 1 0.2%
Total 435 100%




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, In this Congress, Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1992; Class 1 meant their term began in the last Congress, requiring reelection in 1994; and Class 2 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1996.

House of RepresentativesEdit

Changes in membershipEdit


Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation[a]
Pete Wilson (R) Resigned January 7, 1991, after being elected Governor of California.
As Governor, he appointed his successor.
John F. Seymour (R) January 10, 1991
John Heinz (R) Died April 4, 1991.
His successor was appointed May 9, 1991, and subsequently won a special election on November 5, 1991, to finish the term.
Harris Wofford (D) May 9, 1991
North Dakota
Quentin N. Burdick (D) Died.
His wife was appointed September 8, 1992, to succeed him.
Jocelyn Burdick (D) September 12, 1992
John F. Seymour (R) Interim appointee lost the special election November 3, 1992, to finish the term. Dianne Feinstein (D) November 10, 1992
North Dakota
Jocelyn Burdick (D) Interim appointee retired December 14, 1992.
Her successor was chosen at a special election December 4, 1992, to finish the term.
Kent Conrad (D) December 14, 1992
North Dakota
Kent Conrad (D) Resigned December 14, 1992, to assume vacant Class 1 seat to which he was elected.
His successor was appointed to assume the seat early, having already won election to the next term.
Byron Dorgan (D) December 15, 1992
Al Gore (D) Resigned January 2, 1993, to become Vice President of the United States.
His successor was appointed.
Harlan Mathews (D) January 2, 1993

House of RepresentativesEdit

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation[a]
Massachusetts's 1st Silvio O. Conte (R) Died February 11, 1991 John Olver (D) June 18, 1991
Illinois's 15th Edward R. Madigan (R) Resigned March 8, 1991, after being appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas W. Ewing (R) July 2, 1991
Texas's 3rd Steve Bartlett (R) Resigned March 11, 1991 Sam Johnson (R) May 8, 1991
Arizona's 2nd Mo Udall (D) Resigned May 4, 1991 Ed Pastor (D) October 3, 1991
Pennsylvania's 2nd William H. Gray (D) Resigned September 11, 1991 to become President of the Negro College Fund Lucien E. Blackwell (D) November 5, 1991
Virginia's 7th D. French Slaughter (R) Resigned November 5, 1991 George F. Allen (D) November 5, 1991
Puerto Rico's At-large Jaime Fuster (PD) Resigned March 4, 1992 Antonio Colorado (PD) March 4, 1992
New York's 17th Theodore S. Weiss (D) Died September 14, 1992 Jerrold Nadler (D) November 3, 1992
North Carolina's 1st Walter B. Jones (D) Died September 15, 1992 Eva M. Clayton (D) November 3, 1992
North Dakota's At-large Byron Dorgan (D) Resigned December 14, 1992, after being appointed US Senator Vacant Not filled this term


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 (1 link), 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.


House of RepresentativesEdit

Joint committeesEdit

Employees and legislative agency directorsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b This is the date the member was seated or an oath administered, not necessarily the same date her/his service began.


  1. ^ Dean, John W. (September 27, 2002). "The Telling Tale of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment". FindLaw. Retrieved July 9, 2013.

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