New York state election, 1916

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The 1916 New York state election was held on November 7, 1916, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, the State Engineer, a U.S. Senator, the Chief Judge[1] and an associate judge[2] of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.

History[edit]

The primaries were held on September 19.

Republican primary[edit]

1916 Republican primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 254,177 William M. Bennett 44,720
Lieutenant Governor Edward Schoeneck
Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo
Comptroller Eugene M. Travis 216,878 James F. Hooker 53,710
Attorney General Egburt E. Woodbury
Treasurer James L. Wells
State Engineer Frank M. Williams
Chief Judge Frank H. Hiscock
Judge of the Court of Appeals Cuthbert W. Pound
U.S. Senator William M. Calder 153,373 Robert Bacon 144,366

Democratic primary[edit]

1916 Democratic primary results
Office
Governor Samuel Seabury 158,718 (unopposed)
Lieutenant Governor Thomas J. Kreuzer
Secretary of State Frank M. Stage
Comptroller Joseph W. Masters
Attorney General William W. Farley
Treasurer Maurice S. Cohen
State Engineer Henry R. Beebe
Chief Judge Almet F. Jenks
Judge of the Court of Appeals John T. Norton
U.S. Senator William F. McCombs 99,307 Thomas F. Conway 52,756

Progressive primary[edit]

1916 Progressive primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 11,483 Samuel Seabury 6,020
Lieutenant Governor L. Bradley Dorr 7,390 Edward Schoeneck 7,257
Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo
Comptroller Eugene M. Travis
Attorney General Robert H. Elder
Treasurer Frank P. Tucker
State Engineer
Chief Judge Frank H. Hiscock 7,965 Almet F. Jenks 6,272
Judge of the Court of Appeals Cuthbert W. Pound
U.S. Senator Bainbridge Colby 7,006 William M. Calder 6,875

Independence League primary[edit]

1916 Independence League primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 1,763 Samuel Seabury 691
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Comptroller
Attorney General
Treasurer
State Engineer
Chief Judge Almet F. Jenks
Judge of the Court of Appeals John T. Norton
U.S. Senator Bainbridge Colby

American Party primary[edit]

1916 American Party primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 38 Samuel Seabury 37
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Comptroller
Attorney General
Treasurer
State Engineer
Chief Judge
Judge of the Court of Appeals
U.S. Senator Robert Bacon 23 William F. McCombs 22

Result[edit]

The whole Republican ticket was elected.

The incumbents Whitman, Schoeneck, Hugo, Travis, Woodbury, Wells and Williams were re-elected.

The Republican, Democratic, Socialist and Prohibition parties maintained automatic ballot access (necessary 10,000 votes); the Independence League, Progressive and American parties lost it; and the Socialist Labor Party dit not re-attain it.

36 Republicans and 15 Democrats were elected to the New York State Senate, to sit in the 140th and 141st New York State Legislatures (1917–1918).

99 Republicans, 49 Democrats and 2 Socialists were elected to the New York State Assembly, to sit in the 140th New York State Legislature (1917).

1916 state election results
Office Republican ticket Democratic ticket Socialist ticket Prohibition ticket Progressive ticket Independence League ticket Socialist Labor ticket American ticket
Governor Charles S. Whitman 835,820 Samuel Seabury 686.862 Algernon Lee 62,560 Charles E. Welch[3] 21,773 Charles S. Whitman 6,669 Charles S. Whitman 5,266 Jeremiah D. Crowley[4] 3,847 Charles S. Whitman 2,265
Lieutenant Governor Edward Schoeneck 809,179 Thomas J. Kreuzer 638,894 Stephen J. Mahoney[5] 60,402 Clarence Z. Spriggs 34,295 L. Bradley Dorr 7,146 Edward Schoeneck Boris Reinstein[6] 4,313 Thomas J. Kreuzer
Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo 840,554 Frank M. Stage 619,284 Pauline M. Newman 63,318 Neil D. Cranmer[7] 23,340 Francis M. Hugo Francis M. Hugo John Hall[8] 5,092
Comptroller Eugene M. Travis 833,361 Joseph W. Masters 618,759 Charles W. Noonan[9] 62,904 George A. Norton 22,335 Eugene M. Travis Joseph W. Masters Anthony Houtenbrink[10] 4,641
Attorney General Egburt E. Woodbury 819,369 William W. Farley 619,695 S. John Block[11] 63,391 Claude W. Stowell 21,059 Robert H. Elder[12] 10,237 William A. DeFord[13] 8,407 Erwin A. Archer[14] 4,005 William W. Farley
Treasurer James L. Wells 841,710 Maurice S. Cohen 592,569 Eugene Wood 62,575 William J. Richardson 22,229 Frank P. Tucker 7,167 James L. Wells John P. Gilly 4,126 Eugene M. Lane 9,210
State Engineer Frank M. Williams 814,794 Henry R. Beebe 619,493 George H. Warner 64,347 William B. Timbrell 20,873 Frank M. Williams Frank M. Williams Lewis F. Alrutz[15] 4,181 Ephraim H. Keyes 5,136
Chief Judge Frank H. Hiscock 822,995 Almet F. Jenks 605,528 Louis B. Boudin 63,996 Erwin J. Baldwin 24,007 Frank H. Hiscock Almet F. Jenks Jacob Alexander 5,507
Judge of the Court of Appeals Cuthbert W. Pound John T. Norton Hezekiah D. Wilcox Coleridge A. Hart[16] Cuthbert W. Pound John T. Norton
U.S. Senator William M. Calder 839,314 William F. McCombs 605,933 Joseph D. Cannon 61,167 D. Leigh Colvin 19,302 Bainbridge Colby 15,339 Bainbridge Colby August Gillhaus 4,086 Robert Bacon[17]

Obs.:

  • Numbers are total votes on all tickets for candidates who ran on more than one ticket, except for Whitman; the votes given for Governor were used to define the ballot access.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ to succeed Willard Bartlett who had reached the constitutional age limit
  2. ^ to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William E. Werner
  3. ^ Charles E. Welch, grape juice manufacturer, of Westfield, ran for Lieutenant Governor in 1914
  4. ^ Jeremiah D. Crowley, of Marcellus, ran also for State Engineer in 1910, and for Lieutenant Governor in 1912 and 1914
  5. ^ Stephen J. Mahoney, ran also in 1914
  6. ^ Boris Reinstein, ran also in 1904
  7. ^ Neil D. Cranmer, ran also for Comptroller in 1914
  8. ^ John Hall, ran also for Attorney General in 1908 and 1914, and for Governor in 1912
  9. ^ Charles W. Noonan, ran also in 1914
  10. ^ Anthony Houtenbrink, ran also for Treasurer in 1914
  11. ^ S. John Block, ran also for the Court of Appeals in 1908
  12. ^ Robert H. Elder, ran also in 1914
  13. ^ William A. DeFord, Assistant Attorney General, ran also in 1908
  14. ^ Erwin A. Archer, ran also for U.S. Senator in 1914
  15. ^ Lewis F. Alrutz, ran also for Attorney General in 1910
  16. ^ Coleridge Allen Hart (b. July 11, 1852 Peekskill), lawyer, of Brooklyn, ran also for Attorney General in 1889, and for the Court of Appeals in 1907, 1908 and 1914
  17. ^ After losing the Republican primary, and being informed that he won the American primary, Bacon wanted to withdraw but was informed that he could not. However he, and Theodore Roosevelt urged the electorate to vote for Calder. see: BACON IS NOMINEE OF AMERICAN PARTY in NYT on September 23, 1916

Sources[edit]

Vote totals from New York Red Book 1917

See also[edit]