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New York's 37th congressional district

The 37th Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1903 as a result of the 1900 Census. It was eliminated as a result of the 1980 Census. It was last represented by Henry J. Nowak who was redistricted into the 33rd District.

Past ComponentsEdit

1973-1983:

Parts of Erie

1971-1973:

All of Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming
Parts of Erie, Livingston, Monroe

1963-1971:

All of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming
Parts of Monroe

1953-1963:

All of Broome, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga

1945-1953:

All of Broome, Chenango, Madison

1913-1945:

All of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins

1903-1913:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua

RepresentativesEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Note
District created March 4, 1903
  Edward B. Vreeland Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
redistricted from 34th district
  Edwin S. Underhill Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 63rd redistricted from 33rd district
  Harry H. Pratt Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919 64th
65th
Unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918.
  Alanson B. Houghton Republican March 4, 1919 – February 28, 1922 66th
67th
resigned to become United States Ambassador to Germany
vacant
March 1, 1922 – April 10, 1922
  Lewis Henry Republican April 11, 1922 – March 3, 1923 67th Unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922.
  Gale H. Stalker Republican March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935 68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Not a candidate for renomination in 1934.
  W. Sterling Cole Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945 74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
redistricted to 39th district
  Edwin A. Hall Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 79th
80th
81st
82nd
redistricted from 34th district
  W. Sterling Cole Republican January 3, 1953 – December 1, 1957 83rd
84th
85th
redistricted from 39th district, resigned to head IAEA
vacant
December 2, 1957 – January 13, 1958
  Howard W. Robison Republican January 14, 1958 – January 3, 1963 85th
86th
87th
redistricted to 33rd district
  Harold C. Ostertag Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 88th redistricted from 39th district
  Barber B. Conable, Jr. Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 89th
90th
91st
92nd
redistricted to 35th district
  Thaddeus J. Dulski Democratic January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1974 93rd redistricted from 41st district, resigned
vacant
January 1, 1975 – January 2, 1975
  Henry J. Nowak Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983 94th
95th
96th
97th
redistricted to 33rd district
District eliminated January 3, 1983

Election resultsEdit

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1980 Henry J. Nowak: 94,890 Roger Heymanowski: 16,560 Thomas A. O'Conner (Right to Life): 2,887
1978 Henry J. Nowak: 70,911 Charles Poth III: 17,585 Dustin Haettenschwiller (Conservative): 1,501
Khushro Ghandi (Labor): 274
1976 Henry J. Nowak: 100,042 Calvin Kimbrough: 23,660 Stephen Grimm (Conservative): 4,249
1974 Henry J. Nowak: 84,064 Joseph R. Bala: 27,531 Ira Liebowitz (Socialist Labor): 521
1972 Thaddeus J. Dulski: 114,605 William F. McLaughlin: 44,103
1970 Richard N. Anderson: 48,061 Barber B. Conable, Jr.: 107,677 Keith R. Wallis (Conservative): 7,729
1968 Norman M. Gerhard: 50,930 Barber B. Conable, Jr.: 129,697 Berta S. MacKenzie (Liberal): 1,899
1966 Kenneth Hed: 46,201 Barber B. Conable, Jr.: 104,342 Jerome Balter (Liberal): 3,683
1964 Neil F. Bubel: 80,411 Barber B. Conable, Jr.: 98,923 David L. McAdam (Liberal): 3,296
1962 Norman C. Katner: 56,428 Harold C. Ostertag: 101,821
1960 Joseph V. Julian: 71,354 Howard W. Robison: 123,782
1958 Francis P. Hogan: 52,636 Howard W. Robison: 101,279
1956 Francis P. Hogan: 53,830 W. Sterling Cole: 136,044
1954 John E. Bloomer: 37,525 W. Sterling Cole: 94,840
1952 Jean Ivory: 57,474 W. Sterling Cole: 131,172 Robert L. Blandford (American Labor): 419
1950 John J. Burns: 33,018 Edwin Arthur Hall: 60,278
1948 Myron C. Sloat: 35,503 Edwin Arthur Hall: 65,848 John Mushock (American Labor): 1,900
Pierre De Nio (Liberal): 598
1946 Charles R. Wilson: 23,687 Edwin Arthur Hall: 59,920
1944 James S. Byrne: 33,465 Edwin Arthur Hall: 75,246
1942 Daniel Crowley: 22,452 W. Sterling Cole: 54,700
1940 David Moses: 38,878 W. Sterling Cole: 76,630 L. Cyrus Rigby (American Labor): 2,552
1938 David Moses: 37,216 W. Sterling Cole: 57,648 Trevor Teele (Socialist): 355
1936 Paul Smith: 38,560 W. Sterling Cole: 73,018 Trevor Teele (Socialist): 1,493
Allen R. Chase (Communist): 145
1934 Julian P. Bretz: 28,979 W. Sterling Cole: 48,964 Neil D. Cramer (Law Preservation): 2,231
William C. Perry (Socialist): 1,562
Sammie A. Abbott (Communist): 161
1932 Julian P. Bretz: 48,048 Gale H. Stalker: 55,305 Edward Amherst Ott (Socialist): 1,401
John D. Driscoll (Liberal): 696
1930 Julian P. Bretz: 28,723 Gale H. Stalker: 44,374 Hezekiah D. Wilcox (Socialist): 1,620
1928 Paul Smith: 33,212 Gale H. Stalker: 78,789
1926 Edwin S. Underhill: 32,618 Gale H. Stalker: 46,757 Daniel D. Hungerford (Socialist): 933
1924 Charles L. Durham: 27,763 Gale H. Stalker: 59,498 Daniel D. Hungerford (Socialist): 1,720
1922 Charles P. Smith: 28,290 Gale H. Stalker: 42,144 William J.C. Wismar (Socialist): 821
1920 Charles B. Durham: 21,762 Alanson B. Houghton: 51,512 Francis Toomey (Socialist): 2,456

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