58th New York State Legislature
|58th New York State Legislature|
The Old State Capitol (1879)
|Jurisdiction||New York, United States|
|Term||January 1 – December 31, 1835|
|President||Lt. Gov. John Tracy (D)|
|Party control||Democratic (28-4)|
|Speaker||Charles Humphrey (D)|
|Party control||Democratic (94-33)|
The 58th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 6 to May 11, 1835, during the third year of William L. Marcy's governorship, in Albany.
Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1821, 32 Senators were elected on general tickets in eight senatorial districts for four-year terms. They were divided into four classes, and every year eight Senate seats came up for election. Assemblymen were elected countywide on general tickets to a one-year term, the whole Assembly being renewed annually.
Surveyor General Simeon De Witt died on December 3, 1834, leaving a vacancy to be filled by the Legislature.
The Democratic state convention met on September 10 at Herkimer and nominated Gov. Marcy and Lt. Gov. Tracy for re-election.
The State election was held from November 3 to 5, 1834. Gov. William L. Marcy and Lt. Gov. John Tracy were re-elected.
Coe S. Downing (1st D.), John P. Jones (2nd D.), Abraham L. Lawyer (3rd D.), Samuel Young (4th D.), Abijah Beckwith (5th D.), Levi Beardsley (6th D.), Chester Loomis (7th D.), Isaac Lacey (8th D.); and Assemblymen Jabez Willes (4th D.) and Chauncey J. Fox (8th D.) were elected to the Senate. Lacey and Fox were Whigs, the other eight were Democrats.
The Legislature met for the regular session at the Old State Capitol in Albany on January 6, 1835; and adjourned on May 11.
Upon taking their seats in the Senate, Young and Willes (4th D.), and Fox and Lacey (8th D.), drew lots to decide which one of the two senators elected in each district would serve the short term, and which one the full term. Young and Fox drew the short term, and Willes and Lacey the full term.
On May 6, Canal Commissioner Michael Hoffman resigned.
On May 9, the Legislature elected Heman J. Redfield to succeed Hoffman; and Washington Irving as a regent of the University of the State of New York. Redfield declined to take office, and Gov. Marcy appointed John Bowman to fill the vacancy temporarily.
- The First District (4 seats) consisted of Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk counties.
- The Second District (4 seats) consisted of Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.
- The Third District (4 seats) consisted of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties.
- The Fourth District (4 seats) consisted of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.
- The Fifth District (4 seats) consisted of Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida and Oswego counties.
- The Sixth District (4 seats) consisted of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Otsego, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties.
- The Seventh District (4 seats) consisted of Cayuga, Onondaga, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties.
- The Eighth District (4 seats) consisted of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara and Orleans counties.
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Jabez Willes and Chauncey J. Fox changed from the Assembly to the Senate.
|First||Harman B. Cropsey*||1 year||Democrat|
|Myndert Van Schaick*||2 years||Democrat|
|Charles L. Livingston*||3 years||Democrat|
|Coe S. Downing||4 years||Democrat|
|Second||Allan Macdonald*||1 year||Democrat||also Postmaster of White Plains|
|John Sudam*||2 years||Democrat||died on April 13, 1835|
|Leonard Maison*||3 years||Democrat|
|John P. Jones||4 years||Democrat|
|Third||John W. Edmonds*||1 year||Democrat|
|Peter Gansevoort*||2 years||Democrat|
|John C. Kemble*||3 years||Democrat|
|Abraham L. Lawyer||4 years||Democrat|
|Fourth||Josiah Fisk*||1 year||Democrat|
|Samuel Young||2 years||Democrat||elected to fill vacancy, in place of Louis Hasbrouck;
also a Canal Commissioner and First Judge of the Saratoga Co. Court
|Isaac W. Bishop*||3 years||Democrat|
|Jabez Willes*||4 years||Democrat|
|Fifth||Robert Lansing*||1 year||Democrat|
|John G. Stower*||2 years||Democrat||resigned on September 29, 1835|
|Francis Seger*||3 years||Democrat|
|Abijah Beckwith||4 years||Democrat|
|Sixth||John G. McDowell*||1 year||Democrat||also Postmaster of Chemung|
|John F. Hubbard*||2 years||Democrat|
|Ebenezer Mack*||3 years||Democrat|
|Levi Beardsley||4 years||Democrat|
|Seventh||Jehiel H. Halsey*||1 year||Democrat|
|Samuel L. Edwards*||2 years||Democrat|
|Thomas Armstrong*||3 years||Democrat|
|Chester Loomis||4 years||Democrat||also Postmaster of Rushville|
|Eighth||Chauncey J. Fox*||1 year||Whig||elected to fill vacancy, in place of John Birdsall|
|John Griffin*||2 years||Whig|
|Albert H. Tracy*||3 years||Whig|
|Isaac Lacey||4 years||Whig|
- Clerk: John F. Bacon
- Albany County (3 seats)
- Allegany County (1 seat)
- Broome County (1 seat)
- Cattaraugus County (1 seat)
- Cayuga County (4 seats)
- Chautauqua County (2 seats)
- Chenango County (3 seats)
- Clinton County (1 seat)
- Columbia County (3 seats)
- Cortland County (2 seats)
- Delaware County (2 seats)
- Dutchess County (4 seats)
- Erie County (2 seats)
- Essex County (1 seat)
- Franklin County (1 seat)
- Genesee County (3 seats)
- Greene County (2 seats)
- Hamilton and Montgomery counties (3 seats)
- Herkimer County (3 seats)
- Jefferson County (3 seats)
- Kings County (1 seat)
- Lewis County (1 seat)
- Livingston County (2 seats)
- Madison County (3 seats)
- Monroe County (3 seats)
- The City and County of New York (11 seats)
- Niagara County (1 seat)
- Oneida County (5 seats)
- Onondaga County (4 seats)
- Ontario County (3 seats)
- Orange County (3 seats)
- Orleans County (1 seat)
- Oswego County (1 seat)
- Otsego County (4 seats)
- Putnam County (1 seat)
- Queens County (1 seat)
- Rensselaer County (4 seats)
- Richmond County (1 seat)
- Rockland County (1 seat)
- St. Lawrence County (2 seats)
- Saratoga County (3 seats)
- Schenectady County (1 seat)
- Schoharie County (2 seats)
- Seneca County (2 seats)
- Steuben County (2 seats)
- Suffolk County (2 seats)
- Sullivan County (1 seat)
- Tioga County (2 seats)
- Tompkins County (3 seats)
- Ulster County (2 seats)
- Warren County (1 seat)
- Washington (3 seats)
- Wayne County (2 seats)
- Westchester County (3 seats)
- Yates County (1 seat)
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued as members of this Legislature. Herman I. Quackenboss changed from the Senate to the Assembly.
The party affiliations follow the vote on State officers on January 20, February 2 and May 9.
- Clerk: Philip Reynolds Jr.
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Daniel Dygert
- Doorkeeper: Nathan Manson Jr.
- Assistant Doorkeeper: James M. D. Carr
- see Journal of the Senate (58th Session) (1835; pg. 4)
- see Journal of the Assembly (58th Session) (1835, pg. 83ff, 162ff and 918f)
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 110ff)
- see Assembly Journal, pg. 101
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858) [pg. 109 and 441 for Senate districts; pg. 130 for senators; pg. 148f for Assembly districts; pg. 216f for assemblymen]
- The History of Political Parties in the State of New-York, from the Ratification of the Federal Constitution to 1840 by Jabez D. Hammond (4th ed., Vol. 2, Phinney & Co., Buffalo, 1850; pg. 442 to 454)