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New York's 38th Congressional District

New York's 38th congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1913 as a result of the 1910 U.S. Census and eliminated in 1983 as a result of the 1980 U.S. Census. It was last represented by Republican Jack Kemp who was redistricted into the 31st congressional district.

Components

1973-1983:

Parts of Erie County

1971-1973:

All of Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County and Steuben County
Parts of Erie County

1963-1971:

All of Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County, Schuyler County and Steuben County

1953-1963:

All of Wayne County
Parts of Monroe County

1945-1953:

All of Cayuga County, Cortland County, Ontario County, Seneca County, Wayne County and Yates County

1913-1945:

Parts of Monroe County

List of Representatives

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created
March 4, 1913
T. B. Dunn.jpg Thomas B. Dunn Republican March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1923
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
Did not run for reelection in 1922.
Meyer Jacobstein.jpg Meyer Jacobstein Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1929
68th
69th
70th
Did not run for reelection in 1928.
James L. Whitley.jpg James L. Whitley Republican March 4, 1929 -
January 3, 1935
71st
72nd
73rd
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934.
James P. B. Duffy.jpg James P.B. Duffy Democratic January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1937
74th Unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936.
George B. Kelly (New York Congressman).jpg George B. Kelly Democratic January 3, 1937 -
January 3, 1939
75th Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938.
John J. O'Brien (New York Congressman).jpg Joseph J. O'Brien Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1945
76th
77th
78th
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944.
John Taber.jpg John Taber Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1953
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 36th district.
Redistricted to the 36th district.
Senator Kenneth Keating.jpg Kenneth Keating Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1959
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from 40th district.
Jessica Weis.jpg Jessica M. Weis Republican January 3, 1959 -
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
Did not run for reelection in 1962.
Goodell.jpg Charles Goodell Republican January 3, 1963 -
September 9, 1968
88th
89th
90th
Redistricted from the 43rd district.
Resigned to take seat in United States Senate.
Vacant
September 10, 1968 -
January 2, 1969
James F. Hastings.jpg James F. Hastings Republican January 3, 1969 -
January 3, 1973
91st
92nd
Redistricted to the 39th district.
Jack Kemp-Congressional Portrait Collection.jpg Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 39th district.
Redistricted to the 31st district.
District eliminated
January 3, 1983

Election results

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1980 Gale A. Denn: 37,875 Jack Kemp: 167,434
1978 Jack Kemp: 113,928 James A. Peck (Liberal): 6,204
1976 Peter J. Geraci: 46,307 Jack Kemp: 165,702
1974 Barbara C. Wicks: 48,929 Jack Kemp: 126,687
1972 Anthony P. LoRusso: 57,585 Jack Kemp: 156,967
1970 James G. Cretekos: 37,961 James F. Hastings: 94,906
1968 Wilbur White, Jr.: 47,093 James F. Hastings: 90,281 Gust E. Johnson (Conservative): 3,594
Charles F. Schwartz (Liberal): 1,353
1966 Edison Le Roy, Jr.: 35,785 Charles E. Goodell: 82,137 Charles F. Schwartz (Liberal): 2,546
Lloyd R. Murphy (Conservative): 1,695
1964 Robert V. Kelley: 61,179 Charles E. Goodell: 90,201
1962 T. Joseph Lynch: 36,992 Charles E. Goodell: 83,361 Leo M. Brushingham (Liberal): 1,611
1960 Arthur B. Curran, Jr.: 84,716 Jessica M. Weis: 114,871
1958 Alphonse L. Cassetti: 66,806 Jessica M. Weis: 92,944
1956 Reed Harding: 53,477 Kenneth B. Keating: 135,572
1954 Rubin Brodsky: 40,400 Kenneth B. Keating: 103,293
1952 Victor Kruppenbacher: 56,177 Kenneth B. Keating: 128,566 Manuel Gitlin (American Labor): 691
1950 Robert G. Gordon: 31,115 John Taber: 68,474
1948 Francis J. Souhan: 48,222 John Taber: 66,695
1946 George T. Franklin: 24,576 John Taber: 63,382
1944 Frank J. Erwin: 36,327 John Taber: 75,432 Walter O'Hagan (American Labor): 3,294
1942 Walden Moore: 53,889 Joseph J. O'Brien: 77,970
1940 George B. Kelly: 86,197 Joseph J. O'Brien: 92,866
1938 George B. Kelly: 63,325 Joseph J. O'Brien: 80,963 James Oakes (Socialist): 777
1936 George B. Kelly: 82,708 Joseph Fritsch, Jr.: 72,910 Glenn W. Simpson: 2,519
Richard M. Briggs (Socialist): 1,680
Ezra Harari (Communist): 414
1934 James P.B. Duffy: 64,434 James L. Whitley: 50,066 Jack Britt Gearity (Socialist): 2,876
Getrude Walsh (Communist): 921
James A. Alesi: 464
Harry Paul: 213
1932 Charles Stanton: 58,775 James L. Whitley: 64,003 Arthur Rathjen (Law Preservation): 12,097
Richard M. Briggs (Socialist): 3,637
1930 Nelson E. Spencer: 37,500 James L. Whitley: 50,083 Harry Hoffman (Socialist): 2,985
1928 Charles Stanton: 43,009 James L. Whitley: 47,298 William MacFarlane: 38,324
Charles Messinger (Socialist): 2,782
1926 Meyer Jacobstein: 42,803 James E. Cuff: 41,191 William J. Bolton (Socialist): 3,514
1924 Meyer Jacobstein: 63,997 John J. McInerney: 33,895
1922 Meyer Jacobstein: 35,319 Frederick T. Pierson: 33,690 Joel Moses (Socialist): 5,101
1920 Hiram R. Wood: 20,281 Thomas B. Dunn: 56,796 Charles Messinger (Socialist): 8,369
H.C. Gregory (Farmer-Labor): 659

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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