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New York's 32nd Congressional District

The 32nd congressional district of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was eliminated as a result of the 1990 Census. It was last represented by John J. LaFalce who was redistricted into the 29th District.

Past components

New York's 32nd Congressional District was first formed in 1832. The district was abolished in 1862.

It was reestablished in 1872 and then consisted of Chautauqua County, New York and Cattaraugus County, New York. In 1874, the congressional districts of New York were redrawn and the 32nd district was moved to Erie County, the location of Buffalo, New York. With 178,699 residents it was the most populous district in New York, with its closest competitor being the 153,000 population of the 1st district on Long Island.

When district boundaries were again redrawn in 1885, the 32nd district was reduced to just covering Buffalo.

By 1892 even just Buffalo was too populous for a single district, and the city was split, with the southern portion being put in the 32nd district.

In the 1902 redistricting the 32nd district was moved to Monroe County, which is dominated by the city of Rochester.

1913-1945:

All of Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oswego

1945-1953:

All of Albany
Parts of Rensselaer

1953-1963:

All of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Schenectady

1963-1971:

All of Herkimer, Madison, Oneida

1971-1973:

All of Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida

1973-1983:

All of Chenango, Cortland, Madison
Parts of Delaware, Onondaga, Otsego

1983-1993:

All of Niagara, Orleans
Parts of Erie, Monroe

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
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Millard Fillmore
Whig March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1832.
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Thomas C. Love Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 -
March 3, 1837
24th Elected in 1834.
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Millard Fillmore
Whig March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1843
25th
26th
27th
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]
William A. Moseley Whig March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1842.
Re-elected in 1844.
[data unknown/missing]
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Nathan K. Hall
Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
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Elbridge G. Spaulding
Whig March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
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Solomon G. Haven
Whig March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
34th
Elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
[data unknown/missing]
Opposition March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
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Israel T. Hatch
Democratic March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
[data unknown/missing]
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Elbridge G. Spaulding
Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
[data unknown/missing]
District eliminated March 4, 1863
District re-established March 4, 1873
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Walter L. Sessions
Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 1872.
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Lyman K. Bass Republican March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 1874.
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[data unknown/missing]
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Daniel N. Lockwood
Democratic March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ray V. Pierce
Republican March 4, 1879 -
September 18, 1880
46th Elected in 1878.
Resigned.
Vacant September 19, 1880 -
November 11, 1880
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Jonathan Scoville
Democratic November 12, 1880 -
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected to finish Pierce's term and seated December 6, 1880.
Re-elected in 1880.[data unknown/missing]
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William F. Rogers
Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
[data unknown/missing]
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John M. Farquhar
Republican March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1891
49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
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Daniel N. Lockwood
Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
[data unknown/missing]
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Rowland B. Mahany
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
[data unknown/missing]
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William H. Ryan
Democratic March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 35th district.
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James B. Perkins
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 11, 1910
58th
59th
60th
61st
Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Died.
Vacant March 12, 1910 -
April 18, 1910
61st
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James S. Havens
Democratic April 19, 1910 -
March 3, 1911
Elected to finish Perkins's term
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry G. Danforth
Republican March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 39th district.
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Luther W. Mott
Republican March 4, 1913 -
July 10, 1923
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Redistricted from the 28th district and re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Died.
Vacant July 11, 1923 -
November 5, 1923
68th
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Thaddeus C. Sweet
Republican November 6, 1923 -
May 1, 1928
68th
69th
70th
Elected to finish Mott's term.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Died.
Vacant May 2, 1928 -
November 5, 1928
70th
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Francis D. Culkin
Republican November 6, 1928 -
August 4, 1943
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected to finish Sweet's term.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Died.
Vacant August 5, 1943 -
November 1, 1943
78th
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Hadwen C. Fuller
Republican November 2, 1943 -
January 3, 1945
Elected to finish Culkin's term.
Redistricted to the 35th district.
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William T. Byrne
Democratic January 3, 1945 -
January 27, 1952
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 28th district and re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Died.
Vacant January 28, 1952 -
March 31, 1952
82nd
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Leo W. O'Brien
Democratic April 1, 1952 -
January 3, 1953
Elected to finish Byrne's term.
Redistricted to the 30th district.
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Bernard W. Kearney
Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1959
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
[data unknown/missing]
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Samuel S. Stratton
Democratic January 3, 1959 -
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 35th district.
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Alexander Pirnie
Republican January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 34th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
[data unknown/missing]
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James M. Hanley
Democratic January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1981
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Redistricted from the 35th district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
[data unknown/missing]
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George C. Wortley
Republican January 3, 1981 -
January 3, 1983
97th Elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 27th district.
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John J. LaFalce
Democratic January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 36th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 29th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1993
Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history

Election results

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 Newton S. Beebe: 20,085 Luther W. Mott (Incumbent): 53,249
1922 M. J. Daley: 22,279 Luther W. Mott (Incumbent): 44,091 John Seitz (Socialist): 1,039
James Corbett (Farmer-Labor): 308
1924 Charles R. Lee: 23,715 Thaddeus C. Sweet: 52,506
1926 John M. Reynolds: 21,007 Thaddeus C. Sweet (Incumbent): 46,232 Thomas H. Lynch (Socialist): 900
1928 Frank Browman: 30,201 Francis D. Culkin: 65,009 James A. Manson (Socialist): 1,159
1930 Walter W. Wilcox: 20,905 Francis D. Culkin (Incumbent): 43,625 James A. Manson (Socialist): 1,000
1932 John C. Purcell: 34,199 Francis D. Culkin (Incumbent): 56,654 James A. Manson (Socialist): 751
1934 Annie D. Mills: 22,959 Francis D. Culkin (Incumbent): 49,055 George Arnold (Socialist): 1,237
1936 Paul J. Woodard: 32,318 Francis D. Culkin (Incumbent): 65,761 Orley N. Tooley (Socialist): 1,389
1938 Virginia A. Spencer: 19,631 Francis D. Culkin (Incumbent): 60,947 Orley N. Tooley (Socialist): 191
1940 Frank M. McCormack: 30,105 Francis D. Culkin (Incumbent): 71,782 Clarence Stuber (American Labor): 2,483
1942 Vanche F. Milligan: 17,631 Francis D. Culkin (Incumbent): 50,970 Raymond K. Bull (American Labor): 1,064
1944 William T. Byrne: 85,147 Miles A. McGrane, Jr.: 63,603
1946 William T. Byrne (Incumbent): 79,042 William K. Sanford: 64,325
1948 William T. Byrne (Incumbent): 88,476 Lawrence J. Collins: 65,341 Margaret L. Wheeler (American Labor): 5,354
1950 William T. Byrne (Incumbent): 90,420 John T. Casey: 60,087 Janet Scott (American Labor): 3,261
1952 David C. Prince: 50,307 Bernard W. Kearney: 111,025 Herbert M. Merrill (Liberal): 3,504
1954 David C. Prince: 48,808 Bernard W. Kearney (Incumbent): 77,891
1956 R. Joseph Giblin: 52,064 Bernard W. Kearney (Incumbent): 107,959
1958 Samuel S. Stratton: 73,384 Walter C. Shaw: 62,443
1960 Samuel S. Stratton (Incumbent): 98,990 W. Clyde Wright: 59,890
1962 Virgil C. Crisafulli: 57,414 Alexander Pirnie: 77,875
1964 Robert Castle: 75,660 Alexander Pirnie (Incumbent): 86,717
1966 Robert Castle: 36,195 Alexander Pirnie (Incumbent): 94,331
1968 Anthony J. Montoya: 43,254 Alexander Pirnie (Incumbent): 95,793 Albert J. Bushong (Conservative): 10,393
1970 Joseph Simmons: 47,306 Alexander Pirnie (Incumbent): 90,884
1972 James M. Hanley: 111,481 Leonard C. Koldin: 83,451
1974 James M. Hanley (Incumbent): 88,660 William E. Bush: 61,379
1976 James M. Hanley (Incumbent): 101,419 George C. Wortley: 81,597 Earl W. Colvin (Liberal): 2,124
1978 James M. Hanley (Incumbent): 76,251 Peter Del Giorno: 67,071 Lillian E. Reiner (Liberal): 2,149
1980 Jeffrey S. Brooks: 56,535 George C. Wortley (Incumbent): 108,128 Peter Del Giorno (Right to Life): 11,978
James Northrup (Libertarian): 2,316
1982 John J. LaFalce: 116,386 Raymond R. Walker (Conservative): 8,638
Timothy J. Hubbard (Right to Life): 2,359
1984 John J. LaFalce (Incumbent): 139,979 Anthony J. Murty: 61,797
1986 John J. LaFalce (Incumbent): 99,745 Dean L. Walker (Conservative): 6,234
Anthony J. Murty (Right to Life): 3,678
1988 John J. LaFalce (Incumbent): 133,917 Emil K. Everett: 50,299
1990 John J. LaFalce (Incumbent): 68,367 Michael T. Waring: 39,053 Kenneth J. Kowalski (Conservative): 16,853

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present
  • Election Statistics 1920-present Clerk of the House of Representatives


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