New York's 31st congressional district

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The 31st 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 2000 Census. It was last represented by Amo Houghton who was redistricted into the 29th District.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 40 - 34%
1996 President Clinton 44 - 41%

Past components[edit]

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1833
Abner Hazeltine.jpg Abner Hazeltine Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Richard Pratt Marvin.jpg Richard P. Marvin Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Staley N. Clarke.jpg Staley N. Clarke Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Asher Tyler.jpg Asher Tyler Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
No image.svg Abner Lewis Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Dudley Marvin.jpg Dudley Marvin Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
No image.svg Elijah Risley Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
No image.svg Frederick S. Martin Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Thomas T. Flagler.jpg Thomas T. Flagler Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Silas M. Burroughs.jpg Silas M. Burroughs Republican March 4, 1857 – June 3, 1860 died
vacant June 4, 1860 – December 4, 1860
No image.svg Edwin R. Reynolds Republican December 5, 1860 – March 3, 1861
Hon. Burt Van Horn, N.Y - NARA - 527338.jpg Burt Van Horn Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Reuben Fenton - Brady-Handy.jpg Reuben E. Fenton Republican March 4, 1863 – December 20, 1864 redistricted from 33rd district, resigned after being elected Governor of New York
vacant December 20, 1864 – March 4, 1865
Henry Van Aernam.jpg Henry Van Aernam Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Porter Sheldon.jpg Porter Sheldon Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Walter Loomis Sessions.jpg Walter L. Sessions Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 redistricted to 32nd district
No image.svg Lyman K. Bass Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted to 32nd district
George Gilbert Hoskins - Brady-Handy.jpg George G. Hoskins Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 redistricted from 30th district
Charles B. Benedict.jpg Charles B. Benedict Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
No image.svg Richard Crowley Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
No image.svg Robert S. Stevens Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
No image.svg John G. Sawyer Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
James Wolcott Wadsworth.jpg James Wolcott Wadsworth Republican March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 30th district
John Van Voorhis (Congressman).jpg John Van Voorhis Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Henry C. Brewster.jpg Henry C. Brewster Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
JamesMEOGrady.jpg James M.E. O'Grady Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
James Breck Perkins.jpg James B. Perkins Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 redistricted to 32nd district
SEPayne.jpg Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 redistricted from 28th district, redistricted to 36th district
EdwinAlbertMerritt.jpg Edwin A. Merritt Republican March 4, 1913 – December 4, 1914 redistricted from 26th district, died
vacant December 5, 1914 – November 1, 1915
Bertrand Snell cph.3c04408.jpg Bertrand H. Snell Republican November 2, 1915 – January 3, 1939
Wallace E. Pierce.jpg Wallace E. Pierce Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1940 died
vacant January 4, 1940 – February 12, 1940
Clarence E. Kilburn.jpg Clarence E. Kilburn Republican February 13, 1940 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 34th district
Rep. Bernard W. Kearney.jpg Bernard W. Kearney Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 30th district, redistricted to 32nd district
Dean Park Taylor.jpg Dean P. Taylor Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961 redistricted from 33rd district
Carleton J. King.jpg Carleton J. King Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 redistricted to 30th district
Clarence E. Kilburn.jpg Clarence E. Kilburn Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 redistricted from 33rd district
Robert C. McEwen.jpg Robert C. McEwen Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 30th district
Donald J. Mitchell.jpg Donald J. Mitchell Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983
Jack Kemp official portrait.jpg Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989 redistricted from 38th district
Bill Paxon.jpg L. William Paxon Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 redistricted to 27th district
Amo Houghton 108th Congress.jpg Amo Houghton Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 redistricted from 34th district, redistricted to 29th district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Election results[edit]

Note that in New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

US House election, 2000: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 154,238 77.3 +9.3
Democratic Kisun J. Peters 45,193 22.7 -2.6
Majority 109,045 54.7 +12.0
Turnout 199,431 100 +26.0
US House election, 1998: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 107,615 68.0 -3.6
Democratic Caleb Rossiter 40,091 25.3 -0.1
Right to Life James R. Pierce, Sr. 10,546 6.7 +3.6
Majority 67,524 42.7 -3.5
Turnout 158,252 100 -19.0
US House election, 1996: New York District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 139,734 71.6
Democratic Bruce D. MacBain 49,502 25.4
Right to Life Le Roy Stewart Wilson 6,031 3.1
Majority 90,232 46.2
Turnout 195,267 100

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