New York's 40th congressional district

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The 40th 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 in 1973 as a result of the 1970 Census. It was last represented by Henry P. Smith III who was redistricted into the 36th District.

Past Components[edit]

1953–1973:

All of Niagara
Parts of Erie

1945–1953:

Parts of Monroe

1913–1945:

All of Niagara
Parts of Erie

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1913
Robert H. Gittins.jpg Robert H. Gittins Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
S. Wallace Dempsey.jpg S. Wallace Dempsey Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1931
WalterGAndrews.jpg Walter G. Andrews Republican March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 42nd district
No image.svg George F. Rogers Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Senator Kenneth Keating.jpg Kenneth B. Keating Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1953 redistricted to 38th district
William-Miller.jpg William E. Miller Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1965 redistricted from 42nd district
Henry P. Smith III.jpg Henry P. Smith III Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 36th district
District eliminated January 3, 1973

Election results[edit]

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1970 Edward Cuddy: 50,418 Henry P. Smith III: 87,183
1968 Eugene P. O'Connor: 56,201 Henry P. Smith III: 106,984 James A. Peck (Liberal): 1,949
1966 William Levitt: 54,303 Henry P. Smith III: 85,801
1964 Wesley J. Hilts: 81,531 Henry P. Smith III: 90,745 James A. Peck (Liberal): 3,797
1962 E. Dent Lackey: 67,004 William E. Miller: 72,706
1960 Mariano A. Lucca: 85,005 William E. Miller: 104,752 Albert J. Taylor (Liberal): 5,621
1958 Mariano A. Lucca: 54,728 William E. Miller: 90,066 Hel J. Di Pota (Liberal): 3,354
1956 A. Thorne Hills: 64,872 William E. Miller: 117,051
1954 Mariano A. Lucca: 46,956 William E. Miller: 77,016 Louis Longo (Liberal): 2,233
Nick Curtis (American Labor): 222
1952 E. Dent Lackey: 69,087 William E. Miller: 102,565 John Touralchuk (American Labor): 329
1950 A. Roger Clarke: 52,363 Kenneth B. Keating: 103,710 Marie D'Amico (American Labor): 1,624
1948 George F. Rogers: 85,505 Kenneth B. Keating: 90,305
1946 George F. Rogers: 55,321 Kenneth B. Keating: 84,852
1944 George F. Rogers: 90,369 Joseph J. O'Brien: 88,782
1942 Julian Park: 41,459 Walter G. Andrews: 91,222
1940 Robert A. Hoffman: 76,468 Walter G. Andrews: 119,972
1938 John L. Beyer: 50,705 Walter G. Andrews: 92,271 August Hein (American Labor): 3,907
George Brickner (Socialist): 551
1936 John L. Beyer: 68,241 Walter G. Andrews: 94,682 Melvin A. Payne (Union): 13,593
Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,481
Edwin Richards (Communist): 408
1934 Frank S. Anderson: 50,532 Walter G. Andrews: 69,353 Herman J. Hahn (Socialist): 4,627
1932 Ralph W. Nolan: 54,363 Walter G. Andrews: 92,929 Herman J. Hahn (Socialist): 3,209
1930 Roland Crangle: 27,268 Walter G. Andrews: 61,333 Frank C. Perkins (Independent Citizen): 5,126
Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,535
1928 John M. Powers: 46,860 S. Wallace Dempsey: 99,896 James Battistoni (Socialist): 5,973
1926 William F. Sheehan: 27,751 S. Wallace Dempsey: 60,310 Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,689
1924 Thurman W. Stoner: 26,382 S. Wallace Dempsey: 66,939 Eustace Reynolds (Socialist): 5,478
1922 Philip Clancy: 21,590 S. Wallace Dempsey: 41,754 John W. Slacer (Prohibition): 2,530
1920 Frank S. Nicholason: 19,253 S. Wallace Dempsey: 56,129 Augustus Meas (Socialist): 5,389

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