1859 Massachusetts legislature

The 80th Massachusetts General Court, consisting of the Massachusetts Senate and the Massachusetts House of Representatives, met in 1859 during the governorship of Nathaniel Prentice Banks. Charles A. Phelps served as president of the Senate and Charles Hale served as speaker of the House.[3]

Massachusetts General Court
79th 81st
Legislative bodyGeneral Court
ElectionNovember 2, 1858
PresidentCharles A. Phelps
Party controlRepublican[1]
SpeakerCharles Hale
Party controlRepublican[1]
1stJanuary 5, 1859 (1859-01-05) – April 6, 1859 (1859-04-06) [2]

"In 1858 the Republicans took a firm grip on both branches of the Legislature electing 34 Senate members as against two Democrats and four other. The House went Republican by the widest margin ever with 314 Republicans and but three Democrats."[1]

Senators Edit

  • John W. Atwood [4]
  • John W. Bacon
  • Aaron Bagg
  • Abraham M. Bigelow
  • Samuel W. Bowerman
  • Nehemiah Boynton
  • John Branning
  • George M. Brooks
  • Benjamin F. Butler
  • Horace Conn
  • Joseph W. Cornell
  • Homer M. Daggett
  • George L. Davis
  • Robert T. Davis
  • William T. Davis
  • Benjamin Evans
  • William Fabens
  • Charles Field
  • Milton M. Fisher
  • Charles A. French
  • Oliver Frost
  • Davis Goddard
  • Carver Hotchkiss
  • Horatio G. Knight
  • Ichabod N. Luce
  • John G. Metcalf
  • E. L. Norton
  • George Odiorne
  • J. B. F. Osgood
  • Dexter F. Parker
  • Edward G. Parker
  • William B. Peek
  • Charles A. Phelps
  • Thomas P. Rich
  • Ezekiel K. Sawin
  • Perez Simmons
  • Warren Tilton
  • William Upham
  • George Walker
  • J. M. S. Williams

Representatives Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c John F. Parker (1985), "Evolution of Massachusetts Party Government (1630's-1980's)", Legislative Life, Its Realities, Facts, Wit & Humor, New Legislators' Orientation, State House, Boston
  2. ^ "Length of Legislative Sessions". Manual for the Use of the General Court. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. p. 348+.
  3. ^ "Organization of the Legislature Since 1780". Manual for the Use of the General Court. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. p. 340+.
  4. ^ "Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts". Massachusetts Register, 1859 – via Archive.org.

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