75th New York State Legislature
|75th New York State Legislature|
The Old State Capitol (1879)
|Duration: January 1 – December 31, 1852|
|President of the State Senate:||Lt. Gov. Sanford E. Church (D)|
|Temporary President of the State Senate:||Edwin D. Morgan (W), from January 26;
William McMurray (D), from March 24
|Speaker of the State Assembly:||Jonas C. Heartt (W)|
|Senate Majority:||split (16-16)|
|Assembly Majority:||Whig (65-63)|
|1st: January 6 – April 16, 1852|
The 75th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 6 to April 16, 1852, during the second year of Washington Hunt's governorship, in Albany.
Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1846, 32 Senators were elected in single-seat senatorial districts for a two-year term, the whole Senate being renewed biennially. The senatorial districts (except those in New York City) were made up of entire counties. 128 Assemblymen were elected in single-seat districts to a one-year term, the whole Assembly being renewed annually. The Assembly districts were made up of entire towns, or city wards, forming a contiguous area, all in the same county. The City and County of New York was divided into four senatorial districts, and 16 Assembly districts.
The New York state election, 1851 was held on November 4.
Of the eight statewide elective offices up for election, six were carried by the Democrats, and two by the Whigs.
16 Democrats and 16 Whigs were elected for a two-year term to the State Senate.
65 Whigs and 63 Democrats were elected to the State Assembly.
The Legislature met for the regular session at the Old State Capitol in Albany on January 6, 1852; and adjourned on April 16.
Ira P. Barnes was elected Clerk of the Senate by resolution, with a vote of 16 to 15; Senator Dan S. Wright (W) did not vote. The same vote was given for Charles Lee as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate. Doorkeeper of the Senate A. N. Beardsley was elected with the casting vote of Lt. Gov. Sanford E. Church.
On January 26, Edwin D. Morgan (W) was elected President pro tempore of the Senate.
On March 24, William McMurray (D) was elected President pro tempore of the Senate.
Note: There are now 62 counties in the State of New York. The counties which are not mentioned in this list had not yet been established, or sufficiently organized, the area being included in one or more of the abovementioned counties.
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature.
|1st||James E. Cooley||Democrat|
|3rd||William McMurray||Democrat||on March 24, elected President pro tempore|
|5th||James W. Beekman*||Whig|
|6th||Edwin D. Morgan*||Whig||on January 26, elected President pro tempore|
|7th||Abraham B. Conger||Democrat|
|8th||John H. Otis||Democrat|
|10th||George T. Pierce||Democrat|
|12th||William H. Van Schoonhoven||Whig|
|13th||Dan S. Wright||Whig|
|14th||Eli W. Rogers||Democrat|
|15th||Henry B. Smith||Democrat|
|17th||Henry E. Bartlett||Democrat|
|19th||Benjamin N. Huntington*||Whig|
|25th||Josiah B. Williams||Whig|
|26th||Francis R. E. Cornell||Democrat|
|27th||Micajah W. Kirby||Democrat|
|28th||Alonzo S. Upham*||Whig|
|29th||Myron H. Clark||Whig|
|30th||John A. McElwain||Whig||also Treasurer of Wyoming Co.|
|31st||George R. Babcock*||Whig|
- Clerk: Ira P. Barnes
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Charles Lee
- Doorkeeper: A. N. Beardsley
- Assistant Doorkeeper: George Read
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued as members of this Legislature.
Party affiliations follow the vote on Speaker.
- Clerk: Richard U. Sherman
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Joseph W. Caldwell
- Doorkeeper: Nathan Chamberlin
- First Assistant Doorkeeper: Archibald Smith
- Second Assistant Doorkeeper: Asa Baldwin
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 258–276)
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 276–279)
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858) [pg. 109 for Senate districts; pg. 137 for senators; pg. 148–157 for Assembly districts; pg. 242ff for assemblymen]
- Journal of the Senate (75th Session) (1852)
- Journal of the Assembly (75th Session) (1852)