Composition of Congress, by Political Party Affiliation--States: 1983 to 2007

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 393):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 63 rows and 56 columns.

Figures are for the beginning of the first session (as of January 3), except as noted. Dem.=Democratic; Rep.=Republican


  1. Alabama (in 1989) and Indiana had one vacancy each.
  2. Vermont had one Independent-Socialist representative.
  3. As of beginning of second session.
  4. California had one vacancy.
  5. Missouri had one Independent.
  6. Virginia had one Independent representative.
  7. Vacancy due to the resignation of Rob Portman (OH) April 29, 2005.
  8. As of June 28, 2005.
  9. Oregon had one vacancy.
  10. Vermont had one Independent senator. (Jeffords was reelected in Vermont in 2000 as a Republican, but
    subsequently switched to Independent status in June 2001.)
  11. Vermont and Connecticut both had one Independent.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.