The first US Congress convened without a quorum. Most of the members were still on route to New York. How many were in attendance?
Eight of 22 Senators and 13 of 59 Representatives attended on March 4, 1789. By April, the House and the Senate settled down to business with a quorum.
Caroline McCullagh is co-author of American Trivia and American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer. Both are available on Amazon. The America Trivia Question appears daily in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Caroline McCullagh is the award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou available on Amazon. Follow Richard Lederer at verbivore.com.