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New York's 39th congressional district

New York's 39th congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1913 as a result of the 1910 U.S. Census. It was eliminated in 1983 as a result of the 1980 U.S. Census. It was last represented by Stanley N. Lundine who was redistricted into the 34th congressional district.

ComponentsEdit

RepresentativesEdit

Representative Party Years Note
District created
March 4, 1913
  Henry G. Danforth Republican March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 Redistricted from the 32nd district.
  Archie D. Sanders Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1933 Did not stand reelection in 1932.
  James W. Wadsworth, Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to the 41st district.
  W. Sterling Cole Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 Redistricted from the 37th district, redistricted to the 37th district.
  Harold C. Ostertag Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 Redistricted from the 41st district, redistricted to the 37th district.
  John R. Pillion Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Redistricted from the 42nd district.
  Richard D. McCarthy Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1971 Unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1970.
  Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 38th district.
  James F. Hastings Republican January 3, 1973 – January 20, 1976 Redistricted from the 38th district, resigned.
Vacant
January 21, 1976 – March 1, 1976
  Stanley N. Lundine Democratic March 2, 1976 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 34th 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 Stanley N. Lundine: 93,839 James Abdella: 75,039 Genevieve F. Roman (Right to Life): 2,554
1978 Stanley N. Lundine: 79,385 Crispin Maguire: 56,431
1976 Stanley N. Lundine: 109,986 Richard A. Snowden: 68,018
1974 William L. Parment: 53,866 James F. Hastings: 87,321 Joseph V. Damiano (Conservative): 3,832
1972 Wilbur White, Jr.: 49,253 James F. Hastings: 126,147
1970 Thomas P. Flaherty: 90,949 Jack Kemp: 96,989
1968 Richard D. McCarthy: 120,509 Daniel E. Weber: 92,589 John R. Pillion (Conservative): 7,613
1966 Richard D. McCarthy: 95,671 John R. Pillion: 87,230
1964 Richard D. McCarthy: 108,235 John R. Pillion: 96,934
1962 Angelo S. D'Eloia: 55,774 John R. Pillion: 99,527 Walter Bratek (Liberal): 3,661
1960 Henry R. Dutcher, Jr.: 69,704 Harold C. Ostertag: 103,162
1958 Harold L. Rakov: 48,144 Harold C. Ostertag: 90,004
1956 William H. Mostyn: 48,634 Harold C. Ostertag: 116,043
1954 George W. Cooke: 45,000 Harold C. Ostertag: 82,769
1952 O. Richard Judson: 55,483 Harold C. Ostertag: 107,501 Michael J. Burke (American Labor): 281
1950 Donald J. O'Connor: 31,639 W. Sterling Cole: 64,377 Grace W. Hill (American Labor): 1,092
1948 Donald J. O'Connor: 37,272 W. Sterling Cole: 70,659 Harold Slingerland (American Labor): 2,002
1946 William Heidt, Jr.: 23,205 W. Sterling Cole: 61,330
1944 Charlotte D. Curren: 31,152 W. Sterling Cole: 75,740 Julian P. Bretz (American Labor): 4,396
1942 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 83,195
1940 J. Frederick Colson: 48,133 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 73,316
1938 J. Frank Gilligan: 28,292 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 65,489 Edward J. Wagner (American Labor): 5,460
Clair Walbridge (Socialist): 336
1936 Donald J. Corbett: 41,699 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 66,869 Charles A. Lissow (Union): 3,727
Clair Walbridge (Socialist): 1,811
Canio Parrini (Communist): 172
1934 David A. White: 36,658 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 49,915 John Canden Bosch (Socialist): 2,001
Canio Parrini (Communist): 215
1932 David A. White: 35,367 James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: 50,855 Ernest R. Clark (Law Preservation): 20,209
Martin T. Cook (Socialist): 1,500
1930 James M. Dwyer: 29,610 Archie D. Sanders: 40,069 William Hilsdorf, Sr. (Socialist): 2,140
1928 Frank L. Morris: 34,175 Archie D. Sanders: 69,615 George Weber (Socialist): 3,371
1926 David A. White: 20,449 Archie D. Sanders: 48,623 George Weber (Socialist): 2,714
1924 Michael L. Coleman: 23,689 Archie D. Sanders: 58,165 George Weber (Socialist): 3,798
1922 David A. White: 22,585 Archie D. Sanders: 37,852 Clark Allis (Prohibition): 2,100
1920 David A. White: 17,602 Archie D. Sanders: 53,079 George Weber (Socialist): 3,943

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