New York's 34th congressional district

The 34th congressional district of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1843 as a result of the 1840 Census, eliminated after the 1850 Census, and then re-created in 1885 due to the 1880 Census. It was eliminated most recently as a result of the 1990 Census. It was last represented by Amo Houghton who was redistricted into the 31st District.

Past componentsEdit

1983-1993:

All of Allegany, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates
Parts of Cattaraugus, Tompkins

1973-1983:

All of Wayne
Parts of Monroe

1971-1973:

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

1963-1971:

All of Onondaga

1953-1963:

All of Herkimer, Madison, Oneida

1945-1953:

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

1913-1945:

All of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego

1885-1913:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843
 
Washington Hunt
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
Elected in 1842.
Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Retired.
 
Lorenzo Burrows
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
[data unknown/missing]
District eliminated March 4, 1853
District re-established March 4, 1885
 
Walter L. Sessions
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
Lost re-election.
 
William G. Laidlaw
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Warren B. Hooker
Republican March 4, 1891 –
November 10, 1898
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Resigned when appointed justice of New York Supreme Court
Vacant November 11, 1898 –
November 6, 1899
55th
56th
 
Edward B. Vreeland
Republican November 7, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected to finish Hooker's term.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 37th district.
 
James Wolcott Wadsworth
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 30th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Lost re-election
 
Peter A. Porter
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th Elected in 1906.
Retired.
 
James S. Simmons
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
 
George W. Fairchild
Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
Redistricted from the 24th district and re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William H. Hill
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
Retired.
 
John D. Clarke
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1925
67th
68th
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
 
Harold S. Tolley
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th Elected in 1924.
Lost renomination
 
John D. Clarke
Republican March 4, 1927 –
November 5, 1933
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Died.
Vacant November 6, 1933 –
December 27, 1933
73rd
 
Marian W. Clarke
Republican December 28, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Elected to finish her husband's term.
Retired.
 
Bert Lord
Republican January 3, 1935 –
May 24, 1939
74th
75th
76th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Died.
Vacant May 25, 1939 –
November 6, 1939
76th
 
Edwin Arthur Hall
Republican November 7, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
76th
77th
78th
Elected to finish Lord's term.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Redistricted to the 37th district.
 
Clarence E. Kilburn
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 33rd district.
 
William R. Williams
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from the 35th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Alexander Pirnie
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 32nd district.
 
R. Walter Riehlman
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Redistricted from the 35th district and re-elected in 1962.
[data unknown/missing]
 
James M. Hanley
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
89th
90th
91st
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Redistricted to the 35th district.
 
John H. Terry
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd Elected in 1970.
Retired.
 
Frank Horton
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 36th district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 29th district.
 
Stanley N. Lundine
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
December 31, 1986
98th
99th
Redistricted from the 39th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Retired to run for Lieutenant Governor of New York and resigned when elected.
Vacant December 31, 1986 –
January 3, 1987
99th
 
Amo Houghton
Republican January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 31st district.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

Recent election resultsEdit

The following chart shows historic election results.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 Charles R. Seymour: 21,496  Y John D. Clarke: 52,809 Arthur Breckenridge (Socialist): 1,386
1922 Clayton L. Wheeler: 23,323  Y John D. Clarke (Incumbent): 40,902 Arthur Breckenridge (Socialist): 1,018
1924 Charles R. Seymour: 24,800  Y Harold S. Tolley: 61,547 William M. Boyd (Socialist): 1,979
1926 Bernard J. McGuire: 20,792  Y John D. Clarke: 52,363
1928 William W. Lampman: 32,925  Y John D. Clarke (Incumbent): 80,531
1930 James F. Byrne: 23,968  Y John D. Clarke (Incumbent): 51,460
1932 Charles R. Seymour: 44,174  Y John D. Clarke (Incumbent): 58,735 Leon Ray Steenburg (Law Preservation): 6,676
Pierre De Nio (Socialist): 718
1934 Charles C. Flaesch: 32,075  Y Bert Lord: 50,528 Pierre De Nio (Socialist): 1,159
Mathew J. Maxian (Communist): 248
1936 John T. Buckley: 47,857  Y Bert Lord (Incumbent): 75,580 Merle A. Wilson (Socialist): 1,241
1938 John V. Johnson: 35,456  Y Bert Lord (Incumbent): 67,330 Merle A. Wilson (Socialist): 305
1940 Donald W. Kramer: 41,027  Y Edwin A. Hall (Incumbent): 93,990 William Livings (American Labor): 2,563
1942 Arthur J. Ruland: 33,276  Y Edwin A. Hall (Incumbent): 53,762 Charles F. Doherty (American Labor): 1,444
1944 John D. Van Kennen: 44,557  Y Clarence E. Kilburn (Incumbent): 75,532
1946 William G. Houk: 22,368  Y Clarence E. Kilburn (Incumbent): 64,217 Carl H. Bogardus (American Labor): 1,384
1948 Francis K. Purcell: 43,777  Y Clarence E. Kilburn (Incumbent): 70,715 Raymond Bull (American Labor): 2,083
1950 Mildred McGill: 32,446  Y Clarence E. Kilburn (Incumbent): 67,739 Carl H. Bogardus (American Labor): 1,290
1952 Charles Ray Wilson: 65,080  Y William R. Williams (Incumbent): 97,488 Anthony Blasting (Liberal): 2,797
Michael A. Jimenez (American Labor): 315
1954 Vernon E. Olin: 53,112  Y William R. Williams (Incumbent): 77,659 Marcia Daz Butler (American Labor): 174
1956 Edwin L. Slusarczyk: 70,837  Y William R. Williams (Incumbent): 95,681
1958 Edwin L. Slusarczyk: 68,271  Y Alexander Pirnie: 70,482
1960 Edwin L. Slusarczyk: 79,153  Y Alexander Pirnie (Incumbent): 98,063
1962 Lee Alexander: 67,149  Y R. Walter Riehlman (Incumbent): 84,780 John Arneson (Liberal): 2,860
1964  Y James M. Hanley: 96,219 R. Walter Riehlman (Incumbent): 91,697
1966  Y James M. Hanley (Incumbent): 90,044 Stewart F. Hancock Jr.: 62,559 Benjamin K. Souler (Conservative): 5,903
Norman Balabanian (Liberal): 4,900
1968  Y James M. Hanley (Incumbent): 96,520 David V. O'Brien: 82,333 Francis H. Aspinwall (Conservative): 6,988
Aubrey D. Tussing (Liberal): 2,282
1970 Neal P. McCurn: 60,452  Y John H. Terry: 88,786
1972 Jack Rubens: 46,509  Y Frank Horton (Incumbent): 142,803 Richard E. Lusink (Conservative): 5,603
Rafael Martinez (Liberal): 3,088
1974 Irene Gossin: 45,408  Y Frank Horton (Incumbent): 105,585 J. Warren McGee (Conservative): 4,309
Virginia Tadio (Liberal): 1,063
1976 William C. Larsen: 58,247  Y Frank Horton (Incumbent): 126,566 Thomas D. Cook (Conservative): 7,383
1978  Y Frank Horton (Incumbent): 60,704  Y Frank Horton (Incumbent): 62,081 Leo J. Kesselring (Conservative): 18,127
1980 James Toole: 37,883  Y Frank Horton (Incumbent): 133,278 Clyde O. Benoy (Conservative): 5,829
William Bastuk (Right to Life): 3,178
David D. Hoesly (Libertarian): 2,627
1982  Y Stan Lundine (Incumbent): 99,502 James J. Snyder Sr.: 63,972 Genevieve F. Ronan (Right to Life): 1,806
1984  Y Stan Lundine (Incumbent): 110,902 Jill Houghton Emery: 91,016 Carol L. Fisher (Right to Life): 2,560
1986 Larry M. Himelein: 56,898  Y Amo Houghton: 85,856
1988  Y Amo Houghton (Incumbent): 131,078 Ian Kelly Woodward (Liberal): 4,797
1990 Joseph P. Leahey: 37,421  Y Amo Houghton (Incumbent): 89,831 Nevin K. Eklund (Liberal): 1,807

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
  • Election Statistics 1920-present Clerk of the House of Representatives