86th Congress at its inaugural session as members take oath and Harry S. Truman looks on in Washington D.C., United States.
Washington DC USA Date:1959, January 8 Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. 86th Congress inaugurated in Washington D.C., United States. Members of the house greet each other at the opening session of the newly constituted Congress in the capitol. Joseph Martin steps down as the minority leader in favor of Charles Halleck. Harry S. Truman looks on from the visitor's gallery as the prayers mark the beginning of the first session of the new Congress. The speaker administers the oath of office to the Congressmen.
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