64th Congress (1915-1917)

President: Woodrow Wilson (D-NJ)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 230 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. James Beauchamp ("Champ") Clark (D-MO)



Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall (D-IN)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat 

Senate Majority Seats: 56 out of 96

Senate Majority Floor Leader: Sen. Joseph Kern (D-IN)

"I can reach the highest ideal of my tradition and my lineage as an American, as a man, as a citizen, and as a public official when I judge my fellowmen without malice and with charity; when I worry more about my own motives and conduct and less about the motives and conduct of others. The only time I am liable to be wrong is when I know that I am absolutely right." -- Vice President Thomas R. Marshall (above)


Army Reorganization

Good Roads Act

Federal Farm Loan Act

Rivers and Harbors Act of 1916

Agriculture Appropriation Act of 1916

Establishment of National Park Service

ICC Bill of Lading Act

Philippines Autonomy

Navy Enlargement

Child Labor Law


Enactments (cont):

Railroad 8 Hour Day

Shipping Act

Federal Employee's Compensation Act

Revenue Act 1916

Immigration Act of 1917

Smith-Hughes Act

Puerto Rico Organic Act

Post Office Appropriations Act of 1917

Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriations Act of 1917

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1917

Armed Ship Bill