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New York's 36th Congressional District

The 36th congressional district of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1903 as a result of the 1900 Census. It was eliminated as a result of the 1980 Census. It was last represented by John J. LaFalce who was redistricted into the 32nd District.

Past Components

1973-1983:

All of Niagara, Orleans
Parts of Erie, Monroe

1963-1973:

All of Wayne
Parts of Monroe

1953-1963:

All of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Yates

1945-1953:

All of Onondaga

1913-1945:

All of Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates

1903-1913:

All of Erie and Parts of Buffalo

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1903
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De Alva S. Alexander
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
Redistricted from the 33rd district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Lost re-election.
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Charles B. Smith
Democratic March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 41st district.
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Sereno E. Payne
Republican March 4, 1913 -
December 10, 1914
63rd Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914, but died before the new Congress began
Vacant December 11, 1914 -
November 1, 1915
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Norman J. Gould
Republican November 2, 1915 -
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected to finish the vacant term
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Retired.
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John Taber
Republican March 4, 1923 -
January 3, 1945
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
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.
Redistricted to the 38th district.
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Clarence E. Hancock
Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1947
79th Redistricted from the 35th district and re-elected in 1944.
Retired.
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R. Walter Riehlman
Republican January 3, 1947 -
January 3, 1953
80th
81st
82nd
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 35th district.
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John Taber
Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 38th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Retired rather than face a redistricting contest
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Frank Horton
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.
Redistricted to the 34th district.
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Henry P. Smith III
Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1975
93rd Redistricted from the 40th district and re-elected in 1972.
Retired.
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John J. LaFalce
Democratic January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 32nd district.
District eliminated January 3, 1983

Election results

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 George K. Shuler: 23,534 ? Norman J. Gould (inc.): 49,160
1922 David J. Sims: 22,980 ? John Taber: 43,633
1924 Michael J. Maney: 22,890 ? John Taber (inc.): 57,865
1926 J. Seldon Brandt: 20,886 ? John Taber (inc.): 48,783
1928 Joseph P. Craugh: 30,503 ? John Taber (inc.): 68,095
1930 Joseph P. Craugh: 23,763 ? John Taber (inc.): 43,132 Elmer Pierce (Socialist): 1,272
1932 Lithgow Osborne: 36,648 ? John Taber (inc.): 58,484 Esther Wright (Socialist): 896
1934 Dennis F. Sullivan: 27,129 ? John Taber (inc.): 45,431 Alexander Benedict (Socialist): 1,659
Charles Van Gordon (Law Preservation): 287
1936 William A. Aiken: 32,318 ? John Taber (inc.): 61,271 John E. DuBois (Townsend): 8,003
Walter O'Hagen (Socialist): 1,908
1938 George F. Davis: 20,636 ? John Taber (inc.): 48,344 Charles P. Russell (American Labor): 19,020
Walter O'Hagen (Socialist): 451
1940 John W. Kennelly: 40,929 ? John Taber (inc.): 64,507 Walter Walczyck (American Labor): 2,814
1942 Charles Osborne: 28,502 ? John Taber (inc.): 47,620
1944 George M. Haight: 70,012 ? Clarence E. Hancock (inc.): 79,535
1946 Lawson Barnes: 44,371 ? R. Walter Riehlman: 76,372
1948 Richard T. Mosher: 71,847 ? R. Walter Riehlman (inc.): 78,409 Sidney H. Greenburg (American Labor): 4,883
1950 Alfred W. Haight: 50,107 ? R. Walter Riehlman (inc.): 81,508
1952 Donald J. O'Connor: 47,189 ? John Taber (inc.): 110,304 Lila K. Larson (American Labor): 311
1954 Daniel J. Carey: 36,910 ? John Taber (inc.): 79,850
1956 Lewis S. Bell: 47,764 ? John Taber (inc.): 109,101
1958 Frank B. Lent: 45,822 ? John Taber (inc.): 84,019
1960 Francis J. Souhan: 76,120 ? John Taber (inc.): 84,441
1962 Robert R. Bickal: 66,371 ? Frank Horton: 96,581
1964 John C. Williams: 81,509 ? Frank Horton (inc.): 107,406 Helmut A. Zander (Liberal): 2,834
1966 Milo Thomas: 37,129 ? Frank Horton (inc.): 110,541 Robert H. Detig (Conservative): 10,493
Donald P. Feder (Liberal): 6,048
1968 Augustine J. Marvin: 46,008 ? Frank Horton (inc.): 138,400 Leo J. Kesselring (Conservative): 9,916
Robert L. Holmes (Liberal): 2,409
1970 Jordan E. Pappas: 38,898 ? Frank Horton (inc.): 123,209 David F. Hampson (Conservative): 10,442
Morley Schloss (Liberal): 2,165
1972 Max McCarthy: 82,095 ? Henry P. Smith III (inc.): 110,238
1974 ? John J. LaFalce: 90,498 Russell A. Rourke: 61,442
1976 ? John J. LaFalce (inc.): 123,246 Ralph J. Argen: 61,701
1978 ? John J. LaFalce (inc.): 99,497 Francina Joyce Cartonia: 31,527 Francis P. Mundy (Conservative): 3,233
1980 ? John J. LaFalce (inc.): 122,929 H. William Feder: 48,428

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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