New York's 44th congressional district

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The 44th Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1945. It was eliminated as a result of the 1950 Census. It was last represented by John C. Butler.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress(es) Components Electoral history
District created January 3, 1945
John Cornelius Butler.jpg John C. Butler Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
79th Parts of Erie County Redistricted from 42nd district, and re-elected in 1944
80th Re-elected in 1946

Lost re-election
Chester C. Gorski Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948

Lost re-election
John Cornelius Butler.jpg John C. Butler Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
82nd Elected in 1950

Lost renomination
District eliminated January 3, 1953

Election results[edit]

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1944 Leon A. Dombrowski: 72,164 John C. Butler: 72,402  
1946 James B. Downey: 49,798 John C. Butler: 67,495  
1948 Chester C. Gorski: 79,795 John C. Butler: 71,275 Robert Williams (American Labor): 3,062
1950 Chester C. Gorski: 66,541 John C. Butler: 69,260 Rufus Frasier (American Labor): 2,035