New York's 40th Congressional District
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New York's 40th Congressional District

The 40th Congressional District of New York 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 Census. It was eliminated in 1973 as a result of the 1970 Census. It was last represented by Henry P. Smith III who was redistricted into the 36th District.

Past Components

1953-1973:

All of Niagara
Parts of Erie

1945-1953:

Parts of Monroe

1913-1945:

All of Niagara
Parts of Erie

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Note
District created March 4, 1913
Robert H. Gittins.jpg Robert H. Gittins Democratic March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1915 63rd Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914.
S. Wallace Dempsey.jpg S. Wallace Dempsey Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1931 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930.
WalterGAndrews.jpg Walter G. Andrews Republican March 4, 1931 - January 3, 1945 72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Redistricted to the 42nd district.
George F. Rogers (New York Congressman).jpg George F. Rogers Democratic January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1947 79th Unsuccessful candidate for reelection.
Senator Kenneth Keating.jpg Kenneth B. Keating Republican January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1953 80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted to the 38th district.
William-Miller.jpg William E. Miller Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1965 83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Redistricted from the 42nd district.
Henry P. Smith III.jpg Henry P. Smith III Republican January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1973 89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted to the 36th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1973

Election results

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1970 Edward Cuddy: 50,418 Henry P. Smith III: 87,183
1968 Eugene P. O'Connor: 56,201 Henry P. Smith III: 106,984 James A. Peck (Liberal): 1,949
1966 William Levitt: 54,303 Henry P. Smith III: 85,801
1964 Wesley J. Hilts: 81,531 Henry P. Smith III: 90,745 James A. Peck (Liberal): 3,797
1962 E. Dent Lackey: 67,004 William E. Miller: 72,706
1960 Mariano A. Lucca: 85,005 William E. Miller: 104,752 Albert J. Taylor (Liberal): 5,621
1958 Mariano A. Lucca: 54,728 William E. Miller: 90,066 Hel J. Di Pota (Liberal): 3,354
1956 A. Thorne Hills: 64,872 William E. Miller: 117,051
1954 Mariano A. Lucca: 46,956 William E. Miller: 77,016 Louis Longo (Liberal): 2,233
Nick Curtis (American Labor): 222
1952 E. Dent Lackey: 69,087 William E. Miller: 102,565 John Touralchuk (American Labor): 329
1950 A. Roger Clarke: 52,363 Kenneth B. Keating: 103,710 Marie D'Amico (American Labor): 1,624
1948 George F. Rogers: 85,505 Kenneth B. Keating: 90,305
1946 George F. Rogers: 55,321 Kenneth B. Keating: 84,852
1944 George F. Rogers: 90,369 Joseph J. O'Brien: 88,782
1942 Julian Park: 41,459 Walter G. Andrews: 91,222
1940 Robert A. Hoffman: 76,468 Walter G. Andrews: 119,972
1938 John L. Beyer: 50,705 Walter G. Andrews: 92,271 August Hein (American Labor): 3,907
George Brickner (Socialist): 551
1936 John L. Beyer: 68,241 Walter G. Andrews: 94,682 Melvin A. Payne (Union): 13,593
Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,481
Edwin Richards (Communist): 408
1934 Frank S. Anderson: 50,532 Walter G. Andrews: 69,353 Herman J. Hahn (Socialist): 4,627
1932 Ralph W. Nolan: 54,363 Walter G. Andrews: 92,929 Herman J. Hahn (Socialist): 3,209
1930 Roland Crangle: 27,268 Walter G. Andrews: 61,333 Frank C. Perkins (Independent Citizen): 5,126
Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,535
1928 John M. Powers: 46,860 S. Wallace Dempsey: 99,896 James Battistoni (Socialist): 5,973
1926 William F. Sheehan: 27,751 S. Wallace Dempsey: 60,310 Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,689
1924 Thurman W. Stoner: 26,382 S. Wallace Dempsey: 66,939 Eustace Reynolds (Socialist): 5,478
1922 Philip Clancy: 21,590 S. Wallace Dempsey: 41,754 John W. Slacer (Prohibition): 2,530
1920 Frank S. Nicholason: 19,253 S. Wallace Dempsey: 56,129 Augustus Meas (Socialist): 5,389

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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