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US Senate Chamber


  • Vicinity: Center of the north wing of the US Capitol


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1861/12/04 John C Breckinridge Confederate Commander The United State Senate expels John C Breckinridge of Kentucky after he joins the Confederate Army as a brigadier general.
1879/02/01 George Frisbie Hoar US Senator Senator George Hoar, from the Committee on Privileges and Election, submits an argument for the extension of the right of Suffrage for Women. American Women's Suffrage
1882/00/00 George Frisbie Hoar US Senator US Senator George Frisbie Hoar calls the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 "nothing less than the legalization of racial discrimination". Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
1889/00/00 George Frisbie Hoar US Senator Several prominent Bostonians urge Massachusetts Senator George F Hoar to present a petition before the US Senate requesting that the government take steps to repair and protect the Casa Grande Ruins.
1892/05/16 John S Barbour Jr In Memoriam A Catholic funeral is held in the US Senate for John S Barbour. Probably the first time a Catholic priest officiated in the Senate chamber.
1904/00/00 Edward Everett Hale Vocation Edward Everett Hale serves as chaplain of the United States Senate from 1904 to 1909.
1919/07/10 President Wilson presents the Treaty of Versailles to the US Senate. The treaty will require Germany to pay reparations for damages, relinquishes her colonies and to establish the League of Nations to execute the treaty. Treaty of Versailles
1919/07/10 President Wilson presents the Treaty of Versailles to the US Senate. The treaty will require Germany to pay reparations for damages, relinquishes her colonies and to establish the League of Nations to execute the treaty. League of Nations
1941/03/13 Introduced in the Senate on March 9, the Senate Committee on Military Affairs considers Public Law 503 in a one hour session in which Col B M Bryan, chief of the Alien Division, Office of the Provost Marshal General, is the only one to testify. Internment of Americans with Foreign Enemy Ancestry
1941/03/19 Robert A Taft Work I think this is probably the 'sloppiest' criminal law I have ever read or seen anywhere.... I have no doubt that in peacetime no man could ever be convicted under it.... - Robert A Taft Internment of Americans with Foreign Enemy Ancestry
1944/01/29 Joel Bennett Clark US Senator Bennett Champ Clark declares that Emperor Hirohito should be hanged as a war criminal.

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