New York state election, 1910
|Elections in New York|
The 1910 New York state election was held on November 8, 1910, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, the State Engineer and two judges of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate. Besides, the voters were asked if they approved a $2,500,000 bond issue for the improvement and extension of Palisades Interstate Park, which was answered in the affirmative, with 349,281 For and 285,910 Against. A constitutional amendment which proposed to add two judges to the New York Court of Appeals and to increase the judges' salaries was rejected by a margin of only 292 votes, with 332,300 For and 332,592 Against.
The Socialist state convention met on June 26 at Schenectady, New York. They nominated Charles Edward Russell for Governor; Gustave A. Strebel for Lieutenant Governor; Mrs. Bertha Mathews Fraser, of Brooklyn, for Secretary of State; Orcus A. Curtis for Comptroller; Sylvester Butler, of Schenectady, for Treasurer; Henry L. Slobodin for Attorney General; William Lippelt, of Rochester, for State Engineer; and Morris Hillquit and Louis B. Boudin for the Court of Appeals. Bertha M. Fraser was the first woman in New York history to be nominated for state office.
The Republican state convention met on September 27 and 28 at Saratoga, New York. Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt was elected Temporary Chairman. Roosevelt steamrollered the old political bosses, and made the convention nominate his choices. Henry L. Stimson was nominated on the first ballot after a nominating speech by Roosevelt (vote: Stimson 684, William S. Bennet 242, Thomas B. Dunn 38, James B. McEwan 35).
The Democratic state convention met on September 29 and 30 at Rochester, New York. Herbert P. Bissell, of Buffalo, was Permanent Chairman. John Alden Dix was nominated for Governor on the first ballot (vote: Dix 434, William Sulzer 16).
The Independence League state convention met on October 5 at Cooper Union in New York City. Alfred J. Boulton, the People's Party candidate for Governor in 1904, was Temporary Chairman until the choice of Herbert R. Limberg, of New York City, as Permanent Chairman. Hearst (at the time on board the Mauretania returning from Europe, and in contact by wireless messages) wanted the League to endorse the Republican ticket, but the delegates chose to nominate a separate ticket (vote: 212 for, 94 against, 93 did not vote). They nominated the Chairman of the League's State Committee John J. Hopper for Governor, and Hearst for Lieutenant Governor, and then adjourned. The convention met again on October 7, and nominated Dr. Thomas P. Scully, of Oneida County, for Secretary of State; Arnold B. MacStay, of New York City, for Comptroller; William I. Sirovich for Treasurer; James E. Lee, of Rockland County, for State Engineer; Robert Stewart, of Brooklyn, for Attorney General; and Reuben Robie Lyon and James A. Allen, of New York City, for the Court of Appeals.
The whole Democratic ticket was elected.
The incumbent Vann was re-elected. The incumbents Koenig, O'Malley and Williams were defeated.
The Republican, Democratic, Independence League, Socialist and Prohibition parties maintained automatic ballot status (necessary 10,000 votes), the Socialist Labor Party did not re-attain it.
|Office||Democratic ticket||Republican ticket||Socialist ticket||Independence League ticket||Prohibition ticket||Socialist Labor ticket|
|Governor||John Alden Dix||689,700||Henry L. Stimson||622,299||Charles Edward Russell||48,529||John J. Hopper||48,470||T. Alexander MacNicholl||22,295||Frank E. Passanno||5,717|
|Lieutenant Governor||Thomas F. Conway||662,630||Edward Schoeneck||632,746||Gustave A. Strebel||48,573||William Randolph Hearst||60,286||Calvin McCarthy||23,503||James T. Hunter||5,852|
|Secretary of State||Edward Lazansky||650,879||Samuel S. Koenig||649,006||Bertha M. Fraser||48,492||Thomas P. Scully||54,132||N. Horace Gillette||24,095||Henry Kuhn||5,922|
|Comptroller||William Sohmer||661,811||James Thompson||643,403||Orcus A. Curtis||48,668||Arnold B. MacStay||48,909||Bernard Clauson||23,809||Carl A. Luedecke||5,936|
|Attorney General||Thomas Carmody||654,763||Edward R. O'Malley||650,312||Henry L. Slobodin||48,601||Robert Stewart||48,280||Francis E. Baldwin||23,767||Lewis F. Alrutz||5,938|
|Treasurer||John J. Kennedy||662,093||Thomas F. Fennell||643,761||Sylvester Butler||48,619||William I. Sirovich||48,148||Charles J. Call||23,846||William A. Walters||5,940|
|State Engineer||John A. Bensel||661,450||Frank M. Williams||643,384||William Lippelt||48,508||James A. Lee||48,322||Albert W. Pierson||23,608||Jeremiah D. Crowley||5,950|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Frederick Collin||Irving G. Vann||Morris Hillquit||Reuben Robie Lyon||Alfred L. Manierre||Charles H. Chase|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Irving G. Vann||Frederick Collin||Louis B. Boudin||James A. Allen||Gilbert Elliott||(none)|
- "Blank, void and scattering" votes: 8,239 (Governor); 10,007 (Lt. Gov.); 10,695 (Secretary); 10,811 (Comptroller); 11,066 (Treasurer); 11,129 (Engineer); 11,295 (Att. Gen.); 429,307 (amendment); 448,869 (bond issue)
- The annual salaries were $14,200 (Chief) and 13,700 (associate), and should have been increased by $1,300 each.
- SOCIALISTS NAME TICKET in NYT on June 27, 1910
- STIMSON HEADS TICKET AFTER ROOSEVELT PLEA in NYT on September 29, 1910
- DIX NOMINATED BY DEMOCRATS in NYT on October 1, 1910
- HEARST'S LEAGUE OUT OF CONTROL in NYT on October 6, 1910
- FULL HEARST TICKET in NYT on October 8, 1910
- Dr. Thomas Alexander MacNicholl, of Pleasantville, co-founder of the New York Red Cross Hospital (1893), Vice President of the American Medical Society for the Study of Alcohol, ran also in 1912
- Gustave A. Strebel, tailor, of Syracuse, ran also for Lieutenant Governor in 1906, 1908 and 1912; and for Governor in 1914
- James T. Hunter (1870-1952), silversmith, ran also for Mayor of New York City in 1903, and for Governor in 1914 Obit in NYT on January 7, 1952 (subscription required)
- James Thompson (b. 1861 New York City), College of the City of New York graduate, manufacturer, President of the Village of Valley Falls
- Reuben Robie Lyon, lawyer, of Bath, ran also in 1907 and 1908
- Alfred Lee Manierre (May 4, 1861 New York City - Oct. 1, 1911 NYC), Columbia College graduate, lawyer, ran also in 1902 for Governor, Obit in NYT on October 2, 1911
- The tickets in Auburn (Soc., Proh., Soc. L.):  in The Auburn Citizen on October 29, 1910
- The Rep. nominees: STIMSON FIGHTER OF BIG GRAFT CASES in NYT on September 29, 1910
- The Dem. nominees: DIX HAS RISEN FAST IN STATE POLITICS in NYT on October 1, 1910
- Result: FINAL FIGURES OUT ON STATE ELECTION in NYT on December 16, 1910 [omits judges]
- Result in New York City: Revised City Vote on State Ticket in NYT on November 10, 1910