1917 New York state election
|Elections in New York State|
In 1917, there were only three officers to be elected statewide:
- the Attorney General, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Egburt E. Woodbury. On April 25, 1917, First Deputy Attorney General Merton E. Lewis was elected by the New York State Legislature to fill the unexpired term until the end of the year.
- a judge of the Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Seabury who had run for Governor of New York in 1916. Democrat Benjamin N. Cardozo was appointed to fill the vacancy temporarily.
- a judge of the Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Frank H. Hiscock as Chief Judge. Republican Chester B. McLaughlin had been appointed to fill the vacancy temporarily.
The primaries were held on September 19. All nominees were unopposed.
The whole Republican ticket was elected.
The incumbents Lewis, Cardozo and McLaughlin were elected to succeed themselves.
|Office||Republican ticket||Democratic ticket||Socialist ticket||Prohibition ticket|
|Attorney General||Merton E. Lewis||696.969||Devoe P. Hodson||541,385||S. John Block||169,364||William H. Burr||26,066|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Chester B. McLaughlin||1,067,104||Benjamin N. Cardozo||Louis B. Boudin||165,556||Walter T. Bliss||32,367|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Benjamin N. Cardozo||967,425||Chester B. McLaughlin||Hezekiah D. Wilcox||172,361||Coleridge A. Hart||29,782|
- S. John Block, ran also for the Court of Appeals in 1908, and for Attorney General in 1916
- Walter T. Bliss, ran also for Attorney General in 1914
- Hezekiah D. Wilcox, ran also in 1916
- 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, 1914 and 1916
- Candidates in primaries: CANDIDATES IN FIELD FOR CITY OFFICES in NYT on September 9, 1917
- Result for Attorney General in The Public (Vol. 21; 1918; pg. 25)
Court of Appeals totals from New York Red Book 1918