1972 United States House of Representatives elections in New York

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Of the 41 New York incumbents, 34 were re-elected.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 Otis G. Pike Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Otis G. Pike (Democratic) 52.5%
Joseph H. Boyd Jr. (Republican) 36.9%
Robert D. L. Gardiner (Conservative) 9.5%
Robert P. Samek (Liberal) 1.1%
New York 2 James R. Grover Jr. Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. James R. Grover Jr. (Republican) 65.8%
Fern Coste Dennison (Democratic) 32.7%
Robert Atlas (Liberal) 1.5%
New York 3 None (district created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Angelo D. Roncallo (Republican) 53.1%
Carter F. Bales (Democratic) 37.6%
Lawrence P. Russo (Conservative) 7.6%
Leo E. James (Liberal) 1.7%
New York 4 Norman F. Lent
Redistricted from the 5th district
Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Norman F. Lent (Republican) 62.4%
Elaine B. Horowitz (Democratic) 36.0%
Aaron Schein (Liberal) 1.7%
New York 5 John W. Wydler
Redistricted from the 4th district
Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. John W. Wydler (Republican) 62.4%
Ferne M. Steckler (Democratic) 31.7%
Vincent A. Joy (Conservative) 3.6%
Paul F. Harper (Liberal) 1.8%
Hedda Garza (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
New York 6 Lester L. Wolff
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Lester L. Wolff (Democratic) 51.5%
John T. Gallagher (Republican) 48.5%
Seymour Halpern Republican 1958 Incumbent retired.
Republican loss.
New York 7 Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph P. Addabbo (Democratic) 75.0%
John E. Hall (Republican) 20.6%
Frank O. Wuertz (Conservative) 4.4%
New York 8 Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (Democratic) 64.7%
Frank LaPina (Republican) 35.3%
New York 9 James J. Delaney Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. James J. Delaney (Democratic) 93.4%
Loretta R. Gressey (Liberal) 6.6%
New York 10 Mario Biaggi
Redistricted from the 24th district
Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Mario Biaggi (Democratic) 93.9%
Michael S. Bank (Liberal) 6.1%
New York 11 Frank J. Brasco Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Frank J. Brasco (Democratic) 63.9%
Melvin Solomon (Republican) 31.3%
Jessie I. Levine (Liberal) 4.8%
New York 12 Shirley Chisholm Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Shirley Chisholm (Democratic) 87.9%
John Coleman (Republican) 9.7%
Martin S. Shepherd Jr. (Conservative) 1.6%
John C. Hawkins (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
New York 13 Bertram L. Podell Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Bertram L. Podell (Democratic) 65.2%
Joseph F. Marcucci (Republican) 25.5%
Leonard M. Simon (Liberal) 5.3%
Michael P. Gioia (C) 4.1%
New York 14 John J. Rooney Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. John J. Rooney (Democratic) 53.9%
Allard K. Lowenstein (Liberal) 28.1%
Francis S. Voyticky (Republican) 17.5%
James Mendietta (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
New York 15 Hugh L. Carey Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Hugh L. Carey (Democratic) 52.2%
John F. Gangemi (Republican) 43.0%
Franklin C. Jones (Conservative) 3.3%
Carl Saks (Liberal) 1.6%
New York 16 Emanuel Celler
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 1922 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Defeated as Liberal
Democratic hold.
Elizabeth Holtzman (Democratic) 65.6%
Nicholas R. Macchio Jr. (Republican) 22.9%
Emanuel Celler (Liberal) 7.0%
William Sampol (Conservative) 4.6%
New York 17 John M. Murphy
Redistricted from the 16th district
Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. John M. Murphy (Democratic) 60.3%
Mario D. Belardino (Republican) 39.7%
New York 18 Ed Koch
Redistricted from the 17th district
Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Koch (Democratic) 69.9%
Jane Pickens Langley (Republican) 29.3%
Rebecca Finch (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
New York 19 Charles B. Rangel
Redistricted from the 18th district
Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Charles B. Rangel (Democratic) 96.0%
Marshall L. Dodge III (Conservative) 2.3%
Bobby R. Washington (Socialist Workers) 0.9%
Jose Stevens (C) 0.8%
New York 20 Bella Abzug
Redistricted from the 19th district
Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Bella Abzug (Democratic) 55.7%
Priscilla Ryan (Liberal) 28.0%
Annette Flatto Levy (Republican) 11.7%
Harvey J. Michelman (Conservative) 4.1%
Joanna Misnik (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
William Fitts Ryan Democratic 1960 Died in office
Democratic loss.
New York 21 Herman Badillo Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Herman Badillo (Democratic) 86.9%
Manuel A. Ramos (Republican) 11.4%
Lillian Immediato (Conservative) 1.7%
New York 22 Jonathan Brewster Bingham
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Jonathan Brewster Bingham (Democratic) 76.5%
Charles A. Averello (Republican) 23.5%
James H. Scheuer Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
New York 23 Peter A. Peyser
Redistricted from the 25th district
Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Peter A. Peyser (Republican) 50.4%
Richard Ottinger (Democratic) 49.6%
New York 24 Ogden R. Reid
Redistricted from the 26th district
Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Ogden R. Reid (Democratic) 52.2%
Carl A. Vergari (Republican) 47.8%
New York 25 Hamilton Fish IV
Redistricted from the 28th district
Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Hamilton Fish IV (Republican) 71.6%
John Burns III (Democratic) 26.9%
Robert P. Falisey (Liberal) 1.4%
New York 26 John G. Dow
Redistricted from the 27th district
Democratic 1970 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Benjamin A. Gilman (Republican) 47.7%
John G. Dow (Democratic) 39.3%
Yale Rapkin (C) 12.9%
New York 27 Howard W. Robison
Redistricted from the 33rd district
Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Howard W. Robison (Republican) 62.2%
David H. Blazer (Democratic) 29.8%
Patrick M. O'Neil (Conservative) 5.2%
William J. Osby (Liberal) 2.9%
New York 28 Samuel S. Stratton
Redistricted from the 29th district
Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel S. Stratton (Democratic) 80.0%
John F. Ryan Jr. (Republican) 20.0%
New York 29 Carleton J. King
Redistricted from the 30th district
Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Carleton J. King (Republican) 69.9%
Harold B. Gordon (Democratic) 30.1%
New York 30 Robert C. McEwen
Redistricted from the 31st district
Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Robert C. McEwen (Republican) 66.0%
Ernest J. Labaff (Democratic) 34.0%
New York 31 Alexander Pirnie
Redistricted from the 32nd district
Republican 1958 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Donald J. Mitchell (Republican) 51.0%
Robert Castle (Democratic) 39.1%
Franklin Nichols (Action) 6.2%
John T. Buckley (Liberal) 3.7%
New York 32 James M. Hanley
Redistricted from the 35th district
Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. James M. Hanley (Democratic) 57.2%
Leonard C. Koldin (Republican) 42.8%
New York 33 John H. Terry
Redistricted from the 34th district
Republican 1970 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
William F. Walsh (Republican) 71.4%
Clarence Kadys (Democratic) 28.6%
New York 34 Frank Horton
Redistricted from the 36th district
Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Horton (Republican) 72.1%
Jack Rubens (Democratic) 23.5%
Richard E. Lusink (Conservative) 2.8%
Rafael Martinez (Liberal) 1.6%
New York 35 Barber Conable
Redistricted from the 37th district
Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Barber Conable (Republican) 67.9%
Terence J. Spencer (Democratic) 28.4%
Terence C. Brennan (Conservative) 2.6%
Alicia Burgos (Liberal) 1.1%
New York 36 Henry P. Smith III
Redistricted from the 40th district
Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Henry P. Smith III (Republican) 57.3%
Max McCarthy (Democratic) 42.7%
New York 37 Thaddeus J. Dulski
Redistricted from the 41st district
Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Thaddeus J. Dulski (Democratic) 72.2%
William F. McLaughlin (Republican) 27.8%
New York 38 Jack Kemp
Redistricted from the 39th district
Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Kemp (Republican) 73.2%
Anthony P. LoRusso (Democratic) 26.8%
New York 39 James F. Hastings
Redistricted from the 38th district
Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. James F. Hastings (Republican) 71.9%
Wilbur White Jr. (Democratic) 28.1%

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