1907 New York state election

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The 1907 New York state election was held on November 5, 1907, to elect two judges of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly.


In 1907, there were only two state officer to be elected statewide: two judges of the Court of Appeals, to succeed Denis O'Brien who had reached the constitutional age limit of 70 years, and Edward T. Bartlett whose fourteen-year term would expire at the end of the year.

The Independence League state convention met on September 28 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Reuben Robie Lyon was Temporary Chairman. They nominated Reuben Robie Lyon, a lawyer of Bath; and Republican John T. McDonough - a former Secretary of State of New York and justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines - for the Court of Appeals.[1]

The Republican State Committee met on October 4. Timothy L. Woodruff was Chairman. They re-nominated the incumbent Edward T. Bartlett, and nominated Democrat Willard Bartlett - who occupied an additional seat on the Court of Appeals - to succeed Denis O'Brien. The Democratic State Committee met three hours later. William James Conners was Chairman. They endorsed the Republican nominees, thus effecting a cross endorsement deal without talking with the other party.[2]


The jointly nominated judges were elected.

The incumbent Edward T. Bartlett was re-elected. Willard Bartlett continued on the Court, moving from an additional to a regular seat.

1907 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals Judge of the Court of Appeals
Democratic Willard Bartlett Edward T. Bartlett
Republican Edward T. Bartlett Willard Bartlett
Independence League Reuben Robie Lyon[3] John T. McDonough
Socialist Thomas Crimmins Thomas A. Hopkins
Prohibition Coleridge A. Hart[4] Erwin J. Baldwin[5]


  1. ^ HEARST AND LEAGUE ASSAIL JUDICIARY in NYT on September 29, 1907
  2. ^ BARTLETTS NAMED BY BOTH PARTIES in NYT on October 5, 1907
  3. ^ Reuben Robie Lyon, lawyer, of Bath, ran also in 1908 and 1910
  4. ^ Coleridge Allen Hart (b. July 11, 1852 Peekskill), lawyer, of Brooklyn, ran also for Attorney General in 1889; for the Court of Appeals in 1908, 1914, 1916, 1917 and 1920; and for the U.S. Senate in 1922
  5. ^ Erwin J. Baldwin, of Elmira, ran also for the Court of Appeals in 1902 and 1912; and for Chief Judge in 1916


See also[edit]

New York state elections