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Legislative Time Capsule - 57th Legislature (1951-1952)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1/2/1951 4/19/1951 108 75 77
1951 1st Special Session
To pass necessary major legislation not passed during regular session. Matters considered: Appropriations.
4/24/1951 4/24/1951 1 1 1

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1951 1751 1545 725   Search 12
1951 1st Special Session 4 0 4   Search 0

Vetoes (All Sessions)

  Full Bills Vetoed
(including pockets)
Pocket Vetoes Bills with Line Item Vetoes [# of lines vetoed] TOTAL
Full Bills Vetoed + Lines Vetoed
Full Bills Vetoed + Bills with Lines Vetoed
1951 10 3 0   [0] 10 10
1951 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0


All House Senate


Speaker of the House John A. Hartle  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
House Majority Leader Roy Emery Dunn  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
House Minority Leader Frederick Anthony Cina  (Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus)
President of the Senate This position was handled multiple ways historically - See full list
Senate Majority Leader Archie H. Miller  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
Senate Minority Leader Boleslaw G. Novak  (Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus)


Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives George H. Leahy
House Sergeant-at-Arms C. R. Bjornson
Secretary of the Senate Herbert Y. Torrey
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Bert M. Lennon

Election Results

- Selected election results are available at this page.

Party Control of the House of Representatives (All Sessions)

Date Event Note Total Seats C/R/IR L/DFL Other Margin
1/2/1951 Convenes [Total seats possible = 131] 131 87 44 0 43
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Party Control of the Senate (All Sessions)

Date Event Note Total Seats C/R/IR L/DFL Other Margin
1/2/1951 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 51 16 0 35
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

House Committees


Senate Committees