1890 New York state election

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The 1890 New York state election was held on November 4, 1890, to elect a judge of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly.


In 1890, there was only one state officer to be elected statewide: a judge of the Court of Appeals, to succeed Robert Earl whose fourteen-year term would expire at the end of the year.

The Republican State Committee met on September 2 at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. The incumbent Democrat Robert Earl was nominated to succeed himself on the first ballot (vote: Earl 21, Daniel G. Rollins 3).[1]

The Democratic State Committee met on September 23 at the Hoffman House in New York City. Edward Murphy Jr. was Chairman. The incumbent judge Robert Earl was re-nominated unanimously.[2]

The Socialist Labor state convention met on September 25 at Clarendon House in New York City. Francis Gerau was nominated for the Court of Appeals.[3]


The jointly nominated incumbent Robert Earl was re-elected.

68 Democrats and 60 Republicans were elected for the session of 1891 to the New York State Assembly. The New York State Senate consisted of 19 Republicans and 13 Democrats.

1890 state election result
Office Democratic ticket Republican ticket Prohibition ticket Socialist Labor ticket
Judge of the Court of Appeals Robert Earl 927,243[4] Robert Earl Silas W. Mason[5] 33,621 Francis Gerau[6] 13,337


  1. ^ JUDGE EARL RENOMINATED in NYT on September 3, 1890
  2. ^ IT WAS A TAME MEETING in NYT on September 24, 1890
  3. ^ LOCAL POLITICAL MATTERS in NYT on September 26, 1890
  4. ^ total votes on Democratic and Republican tickets
  5. ^ Silas W. Mason, of Chautauqua County, ran also in 1893, and for Attorney General in 1887
  6. ^ Dr. Francis Gerau, MD (ca. 1826-1896), of Brooklyn, President of the Labor Lyceum Association, ran also in 1888, 1893 and 1894; and for Chief Judge in 1892; see: TOO OLD FOR HER in NYT on September 11, 1886; DR. GERAU'S TRIALS in NYT on November 25, 1886; His funeral in NYT on February 24, 1896


See also[edit]

New York state elections