New York state election, 1884

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The 1884 New York state election was held on November 4, 1884, to elect two judges of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly.

History[edit]

In 1884, the terms of the only two remaining original judges of the re-organized Court of Appeals expired. These were the only state officers to be elected statewide this year.

The Democratic state convention met on June 18 at Saratoga, New York. William E. Smith, of Clinton County, was Temporary Chairman and President. Democrat Charles A. Rapallo and Republican Charles Andrews were nominated for judges after a viva voce vote almost unanimously, thus endorsing the resolution of the Republican convention that "the Court of Appeals should be removed from politics."[1]

The Greenback-Labor state convention met on August 30 at Masonic Hall in New York City. H. Alden Spencer was Temporary Chairman until the choice of George O. Jones as President. Prof. Isaac L. Rice, of New York City, and Patrick H. Cowen, of Saratoga County, were nominated for judges of the Court of Appeals.[2]

Result[edit]

The jointly nominated incumbents Rapallo and Andrews were re-elected.

1884 state election results
Office Democratic ticket Republican ticket Greenback[3] ticket Prohibition ticket
Judge of the Court of Appeals Charles A. Rapallo 1,089,414[4] Charles Andrews Isaac L. Rice Walter Farrington[5]
Judge of the Court of Appeals Charles Andrews 1,089,396[6] Charles A. Rapallo Patrick H. Cowen Virgil A. Willard[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CLEVELAND WINS THE DAY;...A VERY QUIET CONVENTION in NYT on June 19, 1884
  2. ^ GREENBACK-LABOR MEN; THE STATE CONVENTION OF GEN. BUTLER'S PARTY in NYT on August 31, 1884
  3. ^ This ticket was nominated by the Greenback Party, the Anti-Monopoly Party and the organization of that year's presidential candidate Benjamin F. Butler who in the press were referred to as the "People's Party"
  4. ^ total vote on Democratic and Republican tickets
  5. ^ Walter Farrington (ca. 1830 - Nov 25., 1920), of Poughkeepsie, lawyer, ran also for the Court of Appeals in 1881 and 1889; for Attorney General in 1879 and 1906; and for Chief Judge in 1892
  6. ^ total vote on Democratic and Republican tickets
  7. ^ Virgil A. Willard, ran also for Attorney General in 1883

Sources[edit]

See also[edit]

New York state elections