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New York's 33rd congressional district

The 33rd 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 1990 Census. It was last represented by Henry J. Nowak. Much of this area became part of 30th District during the 1990s, and is now largely in the 27th district.

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Past ComponentsEdit

1983-1993:

Parts of Erie

1973-1983:

All of Cayuga, Schuyler, Seneca, Yates
Parts of Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Steuben, Tompkins

1971-1973:

All of Broome, Chemung, Tioga
Parts of Tompkins

1963-1971:

All of Broome, Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins

1953-1963:

All of Franklin, Lewis, Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence

1945-1953:

All of Clinton, Essex, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
Parts of Rensselaer

1913-1945:

All of Herkimer, Oneida

1903-1913:

All of Seneca, Schuyler, Chemung and Steuben County, New York.[1]

From 1893-1903 the 33rd district covered all of Erie County except the heavily settled southern portion of the city of Buffalo, New York. Even though about two-thirds of Buffalo's area was in the 33rd District, the 32nd district which had the southern third or so of Buffalo and none of the rest of Erie county had about 6000 more people than the 33rd district.

From 1885-1893 all of Niagara County and all of Erie county except Buffalo had been in the 33rd district. During this time Buffalo was the 32nd district which had 37,000 more people than the 33rd district.

From its formation in 1875 until 1885 the 33rd district had covered Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.

Past DemographicsEdit

The population of the 33rds 1903-1913 area was 180,810 in 1900. The population was 0.9% black at this point.[2]

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1833
  Gideon Hard Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
  Charles F. Mitchell Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
  Alfred Babcock Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
  Albert Smith Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
  Harvey Putnam Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
  Augustus P. Hascall Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
  Reuben E. Fenton Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
  Francis S. Edwards American March 4, 1855 – February 28, 1857 resigned
vacant March 1, 1857 – March 3, 1857
  Reuben E. Fenton Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1863 redistricted to 31st district
District eliminated March 3, 1863
District reestablished March 4, 1875
vacant March 4, 1875 – December 5, 1875
  Nelson I. Norton Republican December 6, 1875 – March 3, 1877 Won election to complete term of deceased Rep.-elect   Augustus F. Allen
  George W. Patterson Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
  Henry Van Aernam Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
  Francis B. Brewer Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
  John B. Weber Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
  John M. Wiley Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
  Thomas L. Bunting Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
  Charles Daniels Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
  De Alva S. Alexander Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to 36th district
  Charles W. Gillet Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 redistricted from 29th district
  J. Sloat Fassett Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
  Edwin S. Underhill Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 37th district
  Charles A. Talcott Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 redistricted from 27th district
  Homer P. Snyder Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925
  Frederick M. Davenport Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
  Fred J. Sisson Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937
  Fred J. Douglas Republican January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1945
  Dean P. Taylor Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 29th district, redistricted to 31st district
  Clarence E. Kilburn Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 redistricted from 34th district, redistricted to 31st district
  Howard W. Robison Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973 redistricted from 37th district, redistricted to 27th district
  William F. Walsh Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
  Gary A. Lee Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
  Henry J. Nowak Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted from 37th district
District eliminated January 3, 1993

Election resultsEdit

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1990 Henry J. Nowak: 84,905 Thomas K. Kepfer: 18,181 Louis P. Corrigan, Jr. (Conservative): 6,460
1988 Henry J. Nowak: 139,604
1986 Henry J. Nowak: 109,256 Charles A. Walker: 19,147
1984 Henry J. Nowak: 155,198 David S. Lewandowski: 44,880
1982 Henry J. Nowak: 126,091 Walter J. Pillich: 19,791 James F. Gallagher (Right to Life): 4,095
1980 Dolores M. Reed: 39,542 Gary A. Lee: 132,831 William L. Jones (Right to Life): 2,898
1978 Roy A. Bernardi: 58,286 Gary A. Lee: 82,501 Robert J. Byrne (Conservative): 4,972
Lynne Budzinski (Liberal): 1,695
1976 Charles R. Welch: 48,855 William F. Walsh: 125,163 William C. Elkins (Conservative): 5,980
Lillian Reiner (Liberal): 2,757
1974 Robert H. Bockman: 45,043 William F. Walsh: 97,380 Francis H. Aspinwall (Conservative): 4,866
Bessie C. Noble (Liberal): 1,802
1972 Clarence Kadys: 53,039 William F. Walsh: 132,139
1970 David Bernstein: 45,373 Howard W. Robison: 90,196
1968 Benjamin Nichols: 50,549 Howard W. Robison: 110,080
1966 Blair G. Ewing: 45,761 Howard W. Robison: 88,378 Joe Griffith (Write-in): 432
1964 John L. Joy: 69,277 Howard W. Robison: 97,213
1962 Theodore W. Maurer: 41,412 Howard W. Robison: 92,460 Harrop Freeman (Liberal): 4,519
1960 Edward J. Gosier: 53,130 Clarence E. Kilburn: 91,710 Winfred Harberson (Liberal): 3,334
1958 Robert P. McDonald: 40,010 Clarence E. Kilburn: 73,698
1956 Louis C. Britton: 38,793 Clarence E. Kilburn: 103,419
1954 Harold Blake: 31,279 Clarence E. Kilburn: 70,708 William J. Delo (Liberal): 1,851
1952 Maurice N. McGrath: 41,803 Clarence E. Kilburn: 98,653 William J. Delo (Liberal): 2,522
1950 Joseph T. Hammer: 42,680 Dean P. Taylor: 100,425 George LaFortune (American Labor): 1,874
John H. Sullivan (Liberal): 676
1948 Joseph T. Hammer: 52,059 Dean P. Taylor: 98,618 Rockwell Kent (American Labor): 4,257
1946 David J. Fitzgerald: 38,666 Dean P. Taylor: 89,778
1944 Thomas P. McLoughlin: 52,354 Dean P. Taylor: 95,299 Henry G. Bell (American Labor): 4,530
1942 Stanard Dow Butler: 34,965 Fred J. Douglas: 53,030
1940 Samuel H. Miller: 52,469 Fred J. Douglas: 72,412 Edward G. Cluney (American Labor): 3,405
1938 Ralph A. Peters: 37,195 Fred J. Douglas: 63,857 Stanley C. Walewski (American Labor): 2,882
Albert R. Tully (Socialist): 344
1936 Fred J. Sisson: 45,969 Fred J. Douglas: 63,281 William D. Arquint (Prosperity): 8,479
Peter Hansen (Socialist): 1,428
1934 Fred J. Sisson: 45,831 Frederick M. Davenport: 45,579 Anthony Spadafora (Socialist): 1,682
Fred C. Foster (Law Preservation): 205
1932 Fred J. Sisson: 53,427 Frederick M. Davenport: 52,398 Otto L. Endres (Socialist): 1,119
1930 James J. Loftis: 39,340 Frederick M. Davenport: 39,810
1928 Fred J. Sisson: 48,380 Frederick M. Davenport: 62,746
1926 Isaac C. Flint: 30,265 Frederick M. Davenport: 40,845 Otto L. Endres (Socialist): 1,572
1924 Albert R. Kessinger: 33,068 Frederick M. Davenport: 48,591 Otto L. Endres (Socialist): 1,979
1922 Fred J. Sisson: 30,118 Homer P. Snyder: 31,978 Charles L. Letson (Socialist): 1,431
William Harrison (Prohibition): 987
1920 Roger W. Huntington: 21,732 Homer P. Snyder: 47,251 Harvey P. Brucker (Socialist): 2,887
Olin S. Bishop (Prohibition): 1,320

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parson, Dubin and Parson. Congressional Districts p. 390
  2. ^ Parsons, Dubin and Parson. Congressional Districts. p. 388
  • 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