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Party Control of the Presidency and Congress, 1933-2010
Russell D. Renka

Winners are blue for Democrats, red for Republicans.

Years President Party of President Congress House of Representatives Senate Government
 is:
Democrats Republicans Other Democrats Republicans Other
1933-34 Roosevelt D 73rd 313 117 5 59 36 1 unified
1935-36 Roosevelt D 74th 322 103 10 69 25 2 unified
1937-38 Roosevelt D 75th 333 89 13 75 17 4 unified
1939-40 Roosevelt D 76th 262 169 4 69 23 4 unified
1941-42 Roosevelt D 77th 267 162 6 66 28 2 unified
1943-44 Roosevelt D 78th 222 209 4 57 38 1 unified
1945-46 Roosevelt/Truman D 79th 243 190 2 57 38 1 unified
1947-48 Truman D 80th 188 246 1 45 51 0 divided
1949-50 Truman D 81st 263 171 1 54 42 0 unified
1951-52 Truman D 82nd 234 199 2 48 47 1 unified
1953-54 Eisenhower R 83rd 213 221 1 47 48 1 unified
1955-56 Eisenhower R 84th 232 203 0 48 47 1 divided
1957-58 Eisenhower R 85th 234 201 0 49 47 0 divided
1959-60 Eisenhower R 86th 283 154 0 64 34 0 divided
1961-62 Kennedy D 87th 263 174 0 64 36 0 unified
1963-64 Kennedy/Johnson D 88th 258 176 1 67 33 0 unified
1965-66 Johnson D 89th 295 140 0 68 32 0 unified
1967-68 Johnson D 90th 248 187 0 64 36 0 unified
1969-70 Nixon R 91st 243 192 0 58 42 0 divided
1971-72 Nixon R 92nd 255 180 0 55 45 0 divided
1973-74 Nixon/Ford R 93rd 243 192 0 57 43 0 divided
1975-76 Ford R 94th 291 144 0 61 38 1 divided
1977-78 Carter D 95th 292 143 0 62 38 0 unified
1979-80 Carter D 96th 277 158 0 59 41 0 unified
1981-82 Reagan R 97th 243 192 0 47 53 0 divided (HR)
1983-84 Reagan R 98th 269 166 0 46 54 0 divided (HR)
1985-86 Reagan R 99th 253 182 0 47 53 0 divided (HR)
1987-88 Reagan R 100th 258 177 0 55 45 0 divided
1989-90 Bush, GHW R 101st 260 175 0 55 45 0 divided
1991-92 Bush R 102nd 267 167 1 56 44 0 divided
1993-94 Clinton D 103rd 258 176 1 57 43 0 unified
1995-96 Clinton D 104th 202 232 1 46 54 0 divided
1997-98 Clinton D 105th 206 228 1 45 55 0 divided
1999-2000 Clinton D 106th 211 223 1 45 55 0 divided
2001-02 Bush, GW R 107th 212 221 2 50 49* 1 divided
2003-04 Bush, GW R 108th 204 228 3 48 51 1 unified
2005-06 Bush, GW R 109th 200 234 1 45 55 0 unified
2007-08 Bush, GW R 110th 231 204 0 51 49 0 divided
2009-10 Obama D 111th 257 178 0 60 40 0 unified
Years President Party of President Congress House of Representatives Senate Government is:
Democrats Republicans Other Democrats Republicans Other

* In May 2001, the Senate shifted to Democratic control when Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont switched from the Republican Party to Independent status.  He received his committee assignments from the Senate Democrats and became chairman of a standing committee.  In 2003 the Senate returned to Republican control.

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