New York state election, 1959

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The 1959 New York state election was held on November 3, 1959, to elect the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

Background[edit]

Chief Judge Albert Conway would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.

Nominations[edit]

Both Democrats and Republicans nominated Charles S. Desmond, the senior associate judge of the Court of Appeals, to succeed Conway.[1]

Result[edit]

The only candidate was elected.

1959 state election result
Ticket / Office Chief Judge
Republican Charles S. Desmond 2,092,694
Democratic Charles S. Desmond 2,080,744
Liberal Charles S. Desmond 220,701

Notes[edit]

Desmond's total vote was 4,394,139

  1. ^ Both Parties Nominate Desmond For the State's Top Judicial Post in NYT on September 24, 1959 (subscription required)

Vote totals from New York Red Book 1960

See also[edit]