64th New York State Legislature
|64th New York State Legislature|
The Old State Capitol (1879)
|Jurisdiction||New York, United States|
|Term||January 1 – December 31, 1841|
|President||Lt. Gov. Luther Bradish (W)|
|Party control||Whig (21-11)|
|Speaker||Peter B. Porter, Jr. (W)|
|Party control||Whig (66-62)|
The 64th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 5 to May 25, 1841, during the third year of William H. Seward'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.
The Whig state convention nominated Gov. Seward and Lt. Gov. Bradish for re-election.
The State election was held from November 2 to 4, 1840. Gov. William H. Seward and Lt. Gov. Luther Bradish were re-elected. Also, the Whig electoral ticket won, and New York's 42 electoral votes were cast for William Henry Harrison and John Tyler.
State Senator Samuel Works (8th D.) was re-elected.
|First||Samuel Stevens||24,847||John B. Scott||26,246|
|Second||John T. Jansen||26,049||Robert Denniston||30,049|
|Third||Jonas C. Heartt||26,766||Henry W. Strong||28,334|
|Fourth||John W. Taylor||29,387||Gardner Stow||27,659|
|Fifth||Chester Buck||28,139||Henry A. Foster||29,196|
|Sixth||Nehemiah Platt||29,100||James Faulkner||27,971|
|Seventh||Elijah Rhoades||27,877||John Watson||26,068|
|Eighth||Samuel Works||31,430||John T. Hudson||20,381|
The Legislature met for the regular session at the Old State Capitol in Albany on January 5, 1841; and the Assembly adjourned on May 25, the Senate on May 26.
- The First District (4 seats) consisted of Kings, New York and Richmond counties.
- The Second District (4 seats) consisted of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.
- The Third District (4 seats) consisted of Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties.
- The Fourth District (4 seats) consisted of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.
- The Fifth District (4 seats) consisted of Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Oswego and Otsego counties.
- The Sixth District (4 seats) consisted of Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Chenango, Livingston, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties.
- The Seventh District (4 seats) consisted of Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties.
- The Eighth District (4 seats) consisted of Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara and Orleans counties.
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Robert Denniston changed from the Assembly to the Senate.
|First||Gulian C. Verplanck*||1 year||Whig|
|Gabriel Furman*||2 years||Whig|
|Minthorne Tompkins*||3 years||Democrat||resigned on March 8, 1841|
|John B. Scott||4 years||Democrat|
|Second||Henry A. Livingston*||1 year||Whig|
|Daniel Johnson*||2 years||Democrat|
|John Hunter*||3 years||Democrat|
|Robert Denniston*||4 years||Democrat|
|Third||Friend Humphrey*||1 year||Whig|
|Alonzo C. Paige*||2 years||Democrat|
|Erastus Root*||3 years||Whig|
|Henry W. Strong||4 years||Democrat||also Recorder of Troy|
|Fourth||Martin Lee*||1 year||Whig|
|Bethuel Peck*||2 years||Whig|
|James G. Hopkins*||3 years||Whig|
|John W. Taylor||4 years||Whig|
|Fifth||Avery Skinner*||1 year||Democrat||also Postmaster of Union Square|
|Joseph Clark*||2 years||Democrat|
|Sumner Ely*||3 years||Democrat|
|Henry A. Foster||4 years||Democrat|
|Sixth||Laurens Hull*||1 year||Whig|
|Alvah Hunt*||2 years||Whig|
|Andrew B. Dickinson*||3 years||Whig|
|Nehemiah Platt||4 years||Whig|
|Seventh||John Maynard*||1 year||Whig||in November 1840 elected to the 27th U.S. Congress;
resigned on March 4, 1841
|Robert C. Nicholas*||2 years||Whig|
|Mark H. Sibley*||3 years||Whig||resigned on May 28, 1841|
|Elijah Rhoades||4 years||Whig|
|Eighth||William A. Moseley*||1 year||Whig|
|Henry Hawkins*||2 years||Whig|
|Abram Dixon*||3 years||Whig|
|Samuel Works*||4 years||Whig|
- Clerk: Samuel G. Andrews
- Deputy Clerks: Friend W. Humphrey, William H. Rice
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Richard M. Meigs
- Doorkeeper: Philip M. De Zeng
- Assistant Doorkeeper: Chauncey Dexter
- Albany County (3 seats)
- Allegany County (2 seats)
- Broome County (1 seat)
- Cattaraugus County (2 seats)
- Cayuga County (3 seats)
- Chautauqua County (3 seats)
- Chemung County (1 seat)
- Chenango County (3 seats)
- Clinton County (1 seat)
- Columbia County (3 seats)
- Cortland County (2 seats)
- Delaware County (2 seats)
- Dutchess County (3 seats)
- Erie County (3 seats)
- Essex County (1 seat)
- Franklin County (1 seat)
- Fulton and Hamilton counties (1 seat)
- Genesee County (4 seats)
- Greene County (2 seats)
- Herkimer County (2 seats)
- Jefferson County (3 seats)
- Kings County (2 seats)
- Lewis County (1 seat)
- Livingston County (2 seats)
- Madison County (3 seats)
- Monroe County (3 seats)
- Montgomery County (2 seats)
- The City and County of New York (13 seats)
- Niagara County (2 seats)
- Oneida County (4 seats)
- Onondaga County (4 seats)
- Ontario County (3 seats)
- Orange County (3 seats)
- Orleans County (1 seat)
- Oswego County (2 seats)
- Otsego County (3 seats)
- Putnam County (1 seat)
- Queens County (1 seat)
- Rensselaer County (3 seats)
- Richmond County (1 seat)
- Rockland County (1 seat)
- St. Lawrence County (2 seats)
- Saratoga County (2 seats)
- Schenectady County (1 seat)
- Schoharie County (2 seats)
- Seneca County (1 seat)
- Steuben County (3 seats)
- Suffolk County (2 seats)
- Sullivan County (1 seat)
- Tioga County (1 seat)
- Tompkins County (2 seats)
- Ulster County (2 seats)
- Warren County (1 seat)
- Washington (2 seats)
- Wayne County (2 seats)
- Westchester County (2 seats)
- Yates County (1 seat)
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued as members of this Legislature.
Party affiliations follow the result given in The New Yorker.
- Clerk: Philander B. Prindle
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Daniel H. Bromley
- Doorkeeper: Joseph S. Lockwood
- Assistant Doorkeeper: Abiel W. Howard
- Samuel Stevens, of New york City, Anti-Masonic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1830 and 1832
- see Laws of the State of New York (1841; pg. 169ff)
- see The New Yorker (issue of November 14, 1840; pg. 139)
- Due to misprinted ballots, the election inspectors certified Absalom "A." Miller as elected, but the Assembly admitted Absalom "E." Miller to the seat; see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 143–146)
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858) [pg. 109 and 441 for Senate districts; pg. 133 for senators; pg. 148f for Assembly districts; pg. 224f for assemblymen]
- Political History of the State of New York from January 1, 1841, to January 1, 1847, Vol III, including the Life of Silas Wright (Hall & Dickson, Syracuse NY, 1848; pg. 182 to 247)
- The Politician's Register published by Horace Greeley (1841; pg. 11f)