House Archives 1870 to Present

1981-2000

1979-1980 91st General Assembly
1975-1976 90th General Assembly
1975-1976 89th General Assembly
1973-1974 88th General Assembly
1971-1972 87th General Assembly
1969-1970 86th General Assembly
1967-1968 85th General Assembly
1965-1966 84th General Assembly
1963-1964 83rd General Assembly
1961-1962 82nd General Assembly

1941-1960

1959-1960 81st General Assembly
1957-1958 80th General Assembly
1955-1956 79th General Assembly
1953-1954 78th General Assembly
1951-1952 77th General Assembly
1951-1952 76th General Assembly
1947-1948 75th General Assembly
1945-1946 74th General Assembly
1943-1944 73rd General Assembly
1941-1942 72th General Assembly

1921-1940

1939-1940 71st General Assembly
1937-1938 70th General Assembly
1935-1936 69th General Assembly
1933-1934 68th General Assembly
1931-1932 67th General Assembly
1929-1930 66th General Assembly
1927-1928 65th General Assembly
1925-1926 64th General Assembly
1923-1924 63rd General Assembly
1921-1922 62th General Assembly

1901-1920

1919-1920 61st General Assembly
1917-1918 60th General Assembly
1915-1916 59th General Assembly
1913-1914 58th General Assembly
1911-1912 57th General Assembly
1909-1910 56th General Assembly
1907-1908 55th General Assembly
1905-1906 54th General Assembly
1903-1904 53rd General Assembly
1901-1902 52th General Assembly

1870-1900

1899-1900 51st General Assembly
1897-1898 50th General Assembly
1895-1896 49th General Assembly
1893-1894 48th General Assembly
1891-1892 47th General Assembly
1889-1890 46th General Assembly
1887-1888 45th General Assembly
1887-1888 44th General Assembly
1881-1882 42th General Assembly
1869-1870 36th General Assembly

About the Archives

In part, history for the State of Tennessee is preserved in the Tennessee Library and Archives Building located in downtown Nashville. The Library holds a great deal of information from years past. At the end of each two year General Assembly, the House Clerk's Office forwards to the Library, the originals of all legislation and resolutions which have been filed in the House, as well as, the Rough Journals of the House. Still, unless you are able to travel to the Library and Archives Building this information is largely unavailable for review.

However, the advent of the internet has made it possible for the Tennessee House of Representatives to make both, current House information, along with House information from previous General Assemblies available to the general public.

The House began archiving information on the Internet in the Fall of 2002. At that time composites and member pages were made available online, as well as House Journals from 1971 to 2004. With this task in hand, it is the intent to provide information dating further back, by updating information as it becomes available.

A large portion of the information that was put on the Internet by the House of Representatives is the Archives section. The Archives section is comprised of certain information that pertains to the House from a particular General Assembly. It includes a House composite picture, the Speaker's remarks, House Members' Information, Committees Assignment, Caucuses, and Publications of the Clerk's Office.

What You Can Find in the Archives

Composite Pictures
Composite pictures of past House of Representatives are available in the Archives section. By selecting a member's picture, you may obtain more information about that particular member, such as party affiliation, district number, district address, legislative address, biographical information and a list of public offices held by that member.
Speaker's Remarks
In addition, there are links to the Speaker's remarks for each House session. These remarks are normally given at the beginning and end of each year the House is in session.
House Members
A Members section, located in the archives provides an alphabetical listing of all members of the House during a particular General Assembly. By selecting a member, a page with detailed information about the member appears.
Committees
A listing of House Standing Committees and Subcommittees is located in the Archives. By accessing this section, one may view a list of Subcommittees within each Standing Committee and the members of those Subcommittees and Standing Committees.
Caucuses
A link to the Democratic and Republican Caucuses is also available in the Archives. This link shows the leadership of the caucuses and a list of members.
Publications
The Publications section includes informational works that are compiled and distributed by the House of Representatives. These include a House Chamber Book that is a photographic and biographic listing of all members of the House. The Research Review, compiled by the House Research Division, is a weekly publication that gives a brief description of legislation considered by each House Committee for that particular week. The House Journal contains the official business of the House as it takes place on the House Floor, including all motions, the passage of legislation and the roll call votes. The Legislative Manual is an in depth guide containing House procedure and rules and general state government information