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New York's 31st congressional district

The 31st 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 2000 Census. It was last represented by Amo Houghton who was redistricted into the 29th District.

Contents

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 40 - 34%
1996 President Clinton 44 - 41%

Past componentsEdit

RepresentativesEdit

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1833
  Abner Hazeltine Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
  Richard P. Marvin Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
  Staley N. Clarke Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
  Asher Tyler Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
  Abner Lewis Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
  Dudley Marvin Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
  Elijah Risley Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
  Frederick S. Martin Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
  Thomas T. Flagler Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
  Silas M. Burroughs Republican March 4, 1857 – June 3, 1860 died
vacant June 4, 1860 – December 4, 1860
  Edwin R. Reynolds Republican December 5, 1860 – March 3, 1861
  Burt Van Horn Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
  Reuben E. Fenton Republican March 4, 1863 – December 20, 1864 redistricted from 33rd district, resigned after being elected Governor of New York
vacant December 20, 1864 – March 4, 1865
  Henry Van Aernam Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
  Porter Sheldon Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
  Walter L. Sessions Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 32nd district
  Lyman K. Bass Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted to 32nd district
  George G. Hoskins Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 redistricted from 30th district
  Charles B. Benedict Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
  Richard Crowley Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
  Robert S. Stevens Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
  John G. Sawyer Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
  James Wolcott Wadsworth Republican March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 30th district
  John Van Voorhis Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
  Henry C. Brewster Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
  James M.E. O'Grady Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
  James B. Perkins Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to 32nd district
  Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 redistricted from 28th district, redistricted to 36th district
  Edwin A. Merritt Republican March 4, 1913 – December 4, 1914 redistricted from 26th district, died
vacant December 5, 1914 – November 1, 1915
  Bertrand H. Snell Republican November 2, 1915 – January 3, 1939
  Wallace E. Pierce Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1940 died
vacant January 4, 1940 – February 12, 1940
  Clarence E. Kilburn Republican February 13, 1940 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 34th district
  Bernard W. Kearney Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 30th district, redistricted to 32nd district
  Dean P. Taylor Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961 redistricted from 33rd district
  Carleton J. King Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 redistricted to 30th district
  Clarence E. Kilburn Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 redistricted from 33rd district
  Robert C. McEwen Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 30th district
  Donald J. Mitchell Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983
  Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989 redistricted from 38th district
  L. William Paxon Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 redistricted to 27th district
  Amo Houghton Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 redistricted from 34th district, redistricted to 29th district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Election resultsEdit

Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

US House election, 2000: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Amo Houghton 154,238 77.3 +9.3
Democratic Kisun J. Peters 45,193 22.7 -2.6
Majority 109,045 54.7 +12.0
Turnout 199,431 100 +26.0
US House election, 1998: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Amo Houghton 107,615 68.0 -3.6
Democratic Caleb Rossiter 40,091 25.3 -0.1
Right to Life James R. Pierce, Sr. 10,546 6.7 +3.6
Majority 67,524 42.7 -3.5
Turnout 158,252 100 -19.0
US House election, 1996: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Amo Houghton 139,734 71.6
Democratic Bruce D. MacBain 49,502 25.4
Right to Life Le Roy Stewart Wilson 6,031 3.1
Majority 90,232 46.2
Turnout 195,267 100

ReferencesEdit

  • 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
  • 2000 House election data Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • 1998 House election data "
  • 1996 House election data "