1944 New York state election

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The 1944 New York state election was held on November 7, 1944, to elect a judge[1] of the New York Court of Appeals and a U.S. senator, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.


The Socialist Labor state convention met on April 2 at the Cornish Arms Hotel, the corner of Eighth Avenue and Twenty-eighth Street, in New York City. They nominated Eric Hass for the U.S. Senate; and Walter Steinhilber, a "commercial artist," for the Court of Appeals.[2] At that time, the party used the name "Industrial Government Party" on the ballot, but was also referred to as the "Industrial Labor Party".

The Liberal Party was organized by a state convention with about 1,100 delegates who met on May 19 and 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. They endorsed the incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Robert F. Wagner for re-election.[3] The party filed a petition to nominate candidates which was allowed by Secretary of State Curran on August 25.[4]

The Republican State Committee met on August 8 at Albany, New York. They nominated Secretary of State Thomas J. Curran for the U.S. Senate; and Supreme Court justice John Van Voorhis for the Court of Appeals.[5]

The Democratic State Committee met on August 8 at the National Democratic Club at 233, Madison Avenue in New York City. They re-nominated the incumbent U.S. Senator Robert F. Wagner; and nominated Court of Claims judge Marvin R. Dye for the Court of Appeals.[6]

The American Labor state convention met on August 10. They endorsed the Democratic nominees Wagner and Dye.[7]


The Democratic/American Labor/Liberal ticket was elected.

The incumbent Wagner was re-elected.

Ticket / Office U.S. Senator Judge of the Court of Appeals
Democratic Robert F. Wagner 2,485,735 Marvin R. Dye 2,377,818
Republican Thomas J. Curran 2,899,497 John Van Voorhis 2,926,528
American Labor Robert F. Wagner 483,785 Marvin R. Dye 467,498
Liberal Robert F. Wagner 325,056 Marvin R. Dye 314,397
Industrial Government Eric Hass 15,244 Walter Steinhilber 16,706


  1. ^ to succeed Harlan W. Rippey who would reach the constitutional age limit at the end of the year
  2. ^ 2 CANDIDATES NAMED BY SOCIALIST LABOR in NYT on April 3, 1944 (subscription required)
  3. ^ NEW PARTY FIXES 400,000-VOTE GOAL FOR ROOSEVELT in NYT on May 21, 1944 (subscription required)
  4. ^ LIBERAL PARTY WINS; Curran Overrules Objections by O'Connor to Petitions in NYT on August 26, 1944 (subscription required)
  5. ^ CURRAN IS NAMED in NYT on August 9, 1944 (subscription required)
  6. ^ DEMOCRATS NAME WAGNER AND DYE in NYT on August 9, 1944 (subscription required)
  7. ^ ROOSEVELT NAMED AT ALP CONVENTION; Wagner, Also Renominated in NYT on August 11, 1944 (subscription required)

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