After the 1928 election, during the 71st Congress (1929-1931), the Democrats had 167 seats in the House and 39 in the Senate. In the first 15 Congresses of the 20th century (1901 to 1931), the Democrats had over 200 members only in 5. In the 57th Congress (1901-1903), both parties had fewer than 200 seats (the size of the House was smaller then, 357 seats vs. the current 435).
Thank you for the correction. It seemed to me there would have been a lot fewer seats back then. It did occur to me that the Democrats may have held a lop-sided enough majority to have had in excess of 200 seats back then anyway.
When I stated this earlier, I was quoting a pundit who stated this during the last couple of days. I’m sure I heard it said more than once by more than one person too.
One of the terms they used, was the ‘last 120 years’ line.
It’s best to strike that down though, if it’s not true and I appreciate you doing it.