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New York's 39th Congressional District

New York's 39th 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. It was eliminated in 1983 as a result of the 1980 U.S. Census. It was last represented by Stanley N. Lundine who was redistricted into the 34th congressional district.

Components

1973-1983:

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

1963-1973:

Parts of Erie County

1953-1963:

All of Genesee County, Orleans County and Wyoming County
Parts of Monroe County

1945-1953:

All of Chemung County, Schuyler County, Steuben County, Tioga County and Tompkins County

1913-1945:

All of Genesee County, Livingston County, Orleans County and Wyoming County
Parts of Monroe County

Representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Note
District created
March 4, 1913
Henry G. Danforth.jpg Henry G. Danforth Republican March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1917 63rd
64th
Redistricted from the 32nd district.
ArchieDSanders.jpg Archie D. Sanders Republican March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1933 65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Did not stand reelection in 1932.
James W. Wadsworth, Jr.jpg James W. Wadsworth, Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1945 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Redistricted to the 41st district.
William Sterling Cole C000617.jpg W. Sterling Cole Republican January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1953 79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 37th district, redistricted to the 37th district.
Harold Ostertag.jpg Harold C. Ostertag Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1963 83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 41st district, redistricted to the 37th district.
John R. Pillion.jpg John R. Pillion Republican January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1965 88th Redistricted from the 42nd district.
Richard D. McCarthy.jpg Richard D. McCarthy Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1971 89th
90th
91st
Unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1970.
Jack Kemp-Congressional Portrait Collection.jpg Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1973 92nd Redistricted to the 38th district.
James F. Hastings.jpg James F. Hastings Republican January 3, 1973 - January 20, 1976 93rd
94th
Redistricted from the 38th district, resigned.
Vacant
January 21, 1976 - March 1, 1976
Stan Lundine 1981 congressional photo.jpg Stanley N. Lundine Democratic March 2, 1976 - January 3, 1983 94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted to the 34th 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 Stanley N. Lundine: 93,839 James Abdella: 75,039 Genevieve F. Roman (Right to Life): 2,554
1978 Stanley N. Lundine: 79,385 Crispin Maguire: 56,431
1976 Stanley N. Lundine: 109,986 Richard A. Snowden: 68,018
1974 William L. Parment: 53,866 James F. Hastings: 87,321 Joseph V. Damiano (Conservative): 3,832
1972 Wilbur White, Jr.: 49,253 James F. Hastings: 126,147
1970 Thomas P. Flaherty: 90,949 Jack Kemp: 96,989
1968 Richard D. McCarthy: 120,509 Daniel E. Weber: 92,589 John R. Pillion (Conservative): 7,613
1966 Richard D. McCarthy: 95,671 John R. Pillion: 87,230
1964 Richard D. McCarthy: 108,235 John R. Pillion: 96,934
1962 Angelo S. D'Eloia: 55,774 John R. Pillion: 99,527 Walter Bratek (Liberal): 3,661
1960 Henry R. Dutcher, Jr.: 69,704 Harold C. Ostertag: 103,162
1958 Harold L. Rakov: 48,144 Harold C. Ostertag: 90,004
1956 William H. Mostyn: 48,634 Harold C. Ostertag: 116,043
1954 George W. Cooke: 45,000 Harold C. Ostertag: 82,769
1952 O. Richard Judson: 55,483 Harold C. Ostertag: 107,501 Michael J. Burke (American Labor): 281
1950 Donald J. O'Connor: 31,639 W. Sterling Cole: 64,377 Grace W. Hill (American Labor): 1,092
1948 Donald J. O'Connor: 37,272 W. Sterling Cole: 70,659 Harold Slingerland (American Labor): 2,002
1946 William Heidt, Jr.: 23,205 W. Sterling Cole: 61,330
1944 Charlotte D. Curren: 31,152 W. Sterling Cole: 75,740 Julian P. Bretz (American Labor): 4,396
1942 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 83,195
1940 J. Frederick Colson: 48,133 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 73,316
1938 J. Frank Gilligan: 28,292 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 65,489 Edward J. Wagner (American Labor): 5,460
Clair Walbridge (Socialist): 336
1936 Donald J. Corbett: 41,699 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 66,869 Charles A. Lissow (Union): 3,727
Clair Walbridge (Socialist): 1,811
Canio Parrini (Communist): 172
1934 David A. White: 36,658 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 49,915 John Canden Bosch (Socialist): 2,001
Canio Parrini (Communist): 215
1932 David A. White: 35,367 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 50,855 Ernest R. Clark (Law Preservation): 20,209
Martin T. Cook (Socialist): 1,500
1930 James M. Dwyer: 29,610 Archie D. Sanders: 40,069 William Hilsdorf, Sr. (Socialist): 2,140
1928 Frank L. Morris: 34,175 Archie D. Sanders: 69,615 George Weber (Socialist): 3,371
1926 David A. White: 20,449 Archie D. Sanders: 48,623 George Weber (Socialist): 2,714
1924 Michael L. Coleman: 23,689 Archie D. Sanders: 58,165 George Weber (Socialist): 3,798
1922 David A. White: 22,585 Archie D. Sanders: 37,852 Clark Allis (Prohibition): 2,100
1920 David A. White: 17,602 Archie D. Sanders: 53,079 George Weber (Socialist): 3,943

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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