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New York's 42nd congressional district

The 42nd Congressional District of New York 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 Census. It was eliminated as a result of the 1960 Census. It was last represented by John R. Pillion, who was redistricted into the 39th District.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1913
 
Daniel A. Driscoll
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
63rd
64th
Redistricted from the 35th district. Parts of Erie
 
William F. Waldow
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
65th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James M. Mead
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
December 2, 1938
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to take seat in United States Senate.
Vacant December 3, 1938 –
January 2, 1939
 
Pius L. Schwert
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
March 11, 1941
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 12, 1941 –
April 21, 1941
 
John C. Butler
Republican April 22, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
77th
78th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 44th district.
 
Walter G. Andrews
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
79th
80th
Redistricted from the 40th district. All of Niagara, Parts of Erie
 
William L. Pfeiffer
Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
William E. Miller
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
82nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 40th district.
 
John R. Pillion
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 39th district.
Parts of Erie
District eliminated January 3, 1963

Election resultsEdit

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 James M. Mead: 22,869 C. Hamilton Cook: 21,224 John H. Gibbons (Socialist): 3,218
1922 James M. Mead: 25,070 Louis J. Schwendler: 12,494 Jacob F. Griesinger (Socialist): 2,913
1924 James M. Mead: 28,152 Richard S. Persons: 25,236 Amy R. Juengling (Socialist): 2,778
1926 James M. Mead: 28,873 John Bruno McGrath: 19,362 Florence A. McCarthy (Socialist): 1,498
1928 James M. Mead: 44,373 C. Hamilton Cook: 31,785
1930 James M. Mead: 33,195 Frank A. Dorn: 16,072 Clara Haushammer (Socialist): 1,308
1932 James M. Mead: 51,516 Henry Adsit Bull: 30,230 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,410
1934 James M. Mead: 49,251 Walter J. Lohr: 26,036 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,917
1936 James M. Mead: 57,132 Eugene D. Crooker: 32,395 Anthony Fitzgibbons: 6,840
John J. Szczepaniak: 3,384
Fred Riefler (Socialist): 1,304
Mattie Green (Communist) 168
1938 Pius L. Schwert: 39,287 John C. Butler: 36,326 John A. Ulinksi: 9,537
John E. Kralisz: 414
Connie Wilson (Socialist): 274
1940 Pius L. Schwert: 64,250 Edward F. Moss: 44,866 Mattie Green (Communist) 227
1942 Frank J. Caffery: 34,248 John C. Butler: 39,650
1944 William Haeseler, Jr.: 62,590 Walter G. Andrews: 83,781
1946 William R. Lupton: 43,028 Walter G. Andrews: 71,862
1948 Mary Louise Nice: 69,290 William L. Pfeiffer: 75,842 Emanuel Fried (American Labor): 3,427
1950 Mary Louise Nice: 53,310 William E. Miller: 75,377
1952 Chester C. Gorski: 81,201 John R. Pillion: 100,434 Charles T. Asque (American Labor): 238
1954 John J. Zablotny: 60,880 John R. Pillion: 82,707
1956 James Kane, Jr.: 80,568 John R. Pillion: 117,178 David E. Gundlach (Liberal): 2,027
1958 Joseph R. Stiglmeier: 69,747 John R. Pillion: 99,799
1960 Charles J. McCabe: 93,492 John R. Pillion: 122,073 James A. Peck (Liberal): 4,979

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