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.

VotingEdit

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

Past componentsEdit

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Note
District created March 4, 1833
  Abner Hazeltine Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 23rd
24th
Elected in 1832.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837 Re-elected in 1834.
  Richard P. Marvin Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841 25th
26th
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
  Staley N. Clarke Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 27th Elected in 1840.
  Asher Tyler Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 28th Elected in 1842.
  Abner Lewis Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 29th Elected in 1844.
  Dudley Marvin Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849 30th Elected in 1846.
  Elijah Risley Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 31st Elected in 1848.
  Frederick S. Martin Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 32nd Elected in 1850.
  Thomas T. Flagler Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 33rd
34th
Elected in 1852.
Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Re-elected in 1854.
  Silas M. Burroughs Republican March 4, 1857 – June 3, 1860 35th
36th
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Died.
Vacant June 4, 1860 – December 4, 1860 36th
  Edwin R. Reynolds Republican December 5, 1860 – March 3, 1861 Elected to finish Burroughs's term.
  Burt Van Horn Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 37th Elected in 1860.
  Reuben E. Fenton Republican March 4, 1863 – December 20, 1864 38th Redistricted from 33rd district and re-elected in 1862.
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 39th
40th
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
  Porter Sheldon Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871 41st Elected in 1868.
  Walter L. Sessions Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 42nd Elected in 1870.
Redistricted to 32nd district.
  Lyman K. Bass Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 43rd Elected in 1872.
Redistricted to 32nd district.
  George G. Hoskins Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 44th Redistricted from 30th district and re-elected in 1874.
  Charles B. Benedict Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 45th Elected in 1876.
  Richard Crowley Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
  Robert S. Stevens Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Elected in 1882.
  John G. Sawyer Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891 49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
  James Wolcott Wadsworth Republican March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd Elected in 1890.
Redistricted to 30th district.
  John Van Voorhis Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd Elected in 1892.
  Henry C. Brewster Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899 54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
  James M.E. O'Grady Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 56th Elected in 1898.
  James B. Perkins Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 57th Elected in 1900.
Redistricted to 32nd district.
  Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Redistricted from 28th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Redistricted to 36th district.
  Edwin A. Merritt Republican March 4, 1913 – December 4, 1914 63rd Redistricted from 26th district and re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Died.
Vacant December 5, 1914 – November 1, 1915 63rd
64th
  Bertrand H. Snell Republican November 2, 1915 – January 3, 1939 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
Elected to finish Merritt's term.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-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.
Retired.
  Wallace E. Pierce Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1940 76th Elected in 1938.
Died.
Vacant January 4, 1940 – February 12, 1940
  Clarence E. Kilburn Republican February 13, 1940 – January 3, 1945 76th
77th
78th
Elected to finish Pierce's term.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Redistricted to 34th district.
  Bernard W. Kearney Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted from 30th district and re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to 32nd district.
  Dean P. Taylor Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961 83rd
84th
85th
86th
Redistricted from 33rd district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
  Carleton J. King Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 87th Elected in 1960.
Redistricted to 30th district.
  Clarence E. Kilburn Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 88th Elected in 1962.
Redistricted from 33rd district.
  Robert C. McEwen Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to 30th district.
  Donald J. Mitchell Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
  Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989 98th
99th
100th
Redistricted from 38th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
  L. William Paxon Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 101st
102nd
Elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to 27th district.
  Amo Houghton Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from 34th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
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 (incumbent) 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 (incumbent) 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 (incumbent) 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 "