Marine Corps appropriations: a study of the congressional process.
Wilcox, Edward Arthur
Johnson, Arlin Rex
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The first session of the 87th Congress convened at noon on January 3, 1961, in an atmosphere dominated by the forthcoming inaugeration of Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States. Three days later, for the first time in a century, it became the duty of the defeated Presidential candidate, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, presiding over a joint session of Congress officially to declare Mr. Kennedy as the election winner. The last time that odd circumstance had occurred had been in 1861, when Vice President John Breckenridge had had to declare the election of Abraham Lincoln.