New York state election, 1963

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The 1963 New York state election was held on November 5, 1963, to elect a judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Besides, an amendment to the State Constitution proposed to allow off-track betting and was accepted.

Background[edit]

Judge Sydney F. Foster would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.

Nominations[edit]

Both Democratic and the Republican state committees met on September 9, and nominated Democrat Francis Bergan, the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division (Third Dept.), to succeed Foster.[1]

The Liberal State Committee met on September 10, and endorsed the Democratic/Republican nominee.[2]

Result[edit]

The only candidate was elected.

1963 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals
Democratic Francis Bergan
Republican Francis Bergan
Liberal Francis Bergan

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2 PARTIES NAME JUSTICE BERGAN in New York Times on September 10, 1963 (subscription required)
  2. ^ LIBERALS NOMINATE BERGAN FOR COURT in New York Times on September 11, 1963 (subscription required)

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