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National Assembly of Howland

1st Ordinary Session
Structure Bicameral
Houses 1st Senate
1st House of Representatives
Convoked Friday, August 5, 1949
Prorogued Monday, December 5, 1949
President of Howland Adam Benson
(from 15 August 1949)
Prime Minister Ben Goodwin, MHR
Leader of the Opposition Timothy Kelley, MHR
President of the Senate Sen. Justin Thompson
Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Harrington, MHR
Seats 45
15 Senators
30 Representatives
1st Howland Senate Diagram
Senate political groups Government (10)

Opposition (4)

Non-Aligned (1)

1st Howland House Diagram
House of Representatives political groups Government (20)

Opposition (10)

Last Senate election June 25, 1949
Last House of Representatives election June 25, 1949
Meeting places
Senate Phoenix Hall, Finnerty, Blakeport
House of Representatives Blakeport Town Hall, Blakeport
2nd Ordinary Session ➤

The 1st Ordinary Session of the National Assembly of Howland was a session of the National Assembly of Howland convoked on August 5, 1949, by then-territorial Governor Jackford Phipps and President-elect Adam Benson.  The session lasted 122 days before being prorogued by the President on December 5, 1949.


House of Representatives

Major legislation enacted

Given that the Independence Party of Howland held a two-thirds majority in each house, passing legislation thorugh during the 1st Ordinary Session was met with little procedural resistance.

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