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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.

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 Cong
ress
Note
District created March 4, 1833
  Abner Hazeltine Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 23rd
24th
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
  Richard P. Marvin Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841 25th
26th
  Staley N. Clarke Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 27th
  Asher Tyler Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 28th
  Abner Lewis Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 29th
  Dudley Marvin Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849 30th
  Elijah Risley Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 31st
  Frederick S. Martin Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 32nd
  Thomas T. Flagler Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 33rd
34th
Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
  Silas M. Burroughs Republican March 4, 1857 – June 3, 1860 35th
36th
died
vacant June 4, 1860 – December 4, 1860
  Edwin R. Reynolds Republican December 5, 1860 – March 3, 1861 36th
  Burt Van Horn Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 37th
  Reuben E. Fenton Republican March 4, 1863 – December 20, 1864 38th 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 39th
40th
  Porter Sheldon Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871 41st
  Walter L. Sessions Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 42nd redistricted to 32nd district
  Lyman K. Bass Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 43rd redistricted to 32nd district
  George G. Hoskins Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 44th redistricted from 30th district
  Charles B. Benedict Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 45th
  Richard Crowley Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 46th
47th
  Robert S. Stevens Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th
  John G. Sawyer Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891 49th
50th
51st
  James Wolcott Wadsworth Republican March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd redistricted to 30th district
  John Van Voorhis Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd
  Henry C. Brewster Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899 54th
55th
  James M.E. O'Grady Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 56th
  James B. Perkins Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 57th redistricted to 32nd district
  Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
redistricted from 28th district, redistricted to 36th district
  Edwin A. Merritt Republican March 4, 1913 – December 4, 1914 63rd redistricted from 26th district, died
vacant December 5, 1914 – November 1, 1915
  Bertrand H. Snell Republican November 2, 1915 – January 3, 1939 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
  Wallace E. Pierce Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1940 76th died
vacant January 4, 1940 – February 12, 1940
  Clarence E. Kilburn Republican February 13, 1940 – January 3, 1945 76th
77th
78th
redistricted to 34th district
  Bernard W. Kearney Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 79th
80th
81st
82nd
redistricted from 30th district, redistricted to 32nd district
  Dean P. Taylor Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961 83rd
84th
85th
86th
redistricted from 33rd district
  Carleton J. King Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 87th redistricted to 30th district
  Clarence E. Kilburn Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 88th redistricted from 33rd district
  Robert C. McEwen Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 89th
90th
91st
92nd
redistricted to 30th district
  Donald J. Mitchell Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
  Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989 98th
99th
100th
redistricted from 38th district
  L. William Paxon Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 101st
102nd
redistricted to 27th district
  Amo Houghton Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
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 "