92nd New York State Legislature
|92nd New York State Legislature|
The Old State Capitol (1879)
|Duration: January 1 – December 31, 1869|
|President of the State Senate:||Lt. Gov. Allen C. Beach (D)|
|Temporary President of the State Senate:||Charles J. Folger (R), from February 4;
Richard Crowley (R), on February 24
|Speaker of the State Assembly:||Truman G. Younglove (R)|
|Senate Majority:||Republican (17-15)|
|Assembly Majority:||Republican (75-53)|
|1st: January 5 – May 11, 1869|
The 92nd New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 5 to May 11, 1869, during the first year of John T. Hoffman's governorship, in Albany.
Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1846, 32 Senators and 128 assemblymen were elected in single-seat districts; senators for a two-year term, assemblymen for a one-year term. The senatorial districts were made up of entire counties, except New York County (five districts) and Kings County (two districts). The Assembly districts were made up of entire towns, or city wards, forming a contiguous area, all within the same county.
According to the Constitution of 1846, twenty years after its elaboration the electorate was asked if they wanted a Constitutional Convention to be held, which was answered at the New York state election, 1866, in the affirmative. On April 23, 1867, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention were elected, resulting in a Republican majority. On June 4, the Constitutional Convention met at Albany; adjourned on September 23; and met again on November 12. On February 28, 1868, the Constitutional Convention adjourned sine die. How to put the proposed amendments before the electorate was then debated throughout the 91st and the 92nd Legislature, and all amendments, except the re-organization of the judicial system, were eventually rejected by the voters at the New York state election, 1869.
The New York state election, 1868 was held on November 3. Mayor of New York John T. Hoffman and Allen C. Beach (both Democrats) were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The other three statewide elective offices up for election were also carried by the Democrats. The approximate party strength at this election, as expressed by the vote for Governor, was: Democrats 439,000 and Republicans 411,000.
The Legislature met for the regular session at the Old State Capitol in Albany on January 5, 1869; and adjourned on May 11.
On February 4, Charles J. Folger (R) was elected President pro tempore of the State Senate "for this session."
On February 24, Richard Crowley (R) was elected President pro tempore of the State Senate "for this day."
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||Lewis A. Edwards*||Democrat|
|2nd||James F. Pierce*||Democrat|
|3rd||Henry C. Murphy*||Democrat|
|4th||William M. Tweed*||Democrat|
|5th||Michael Norton*||Democrat||also an Alderman of New York City|
|6th||Thomas J. Creamer*||Democrat|
|7th||John J. Bradley*||Democrat|
|8th||Henry W. Genet*||Democrat|
|10th||William M. Graham*||Democrat|
|11th||Abiah W. Palmer*||Republican|
|12th||Francis S. Thayer*||Republican|
|13th||A. Bleecker Banks||Democrat|
|17th||Abraham X. Parker*||Republican|
|20th||John B. Van Petten*||Republican|
|21st||Abner C. Mattoon*||Republican|
|22nd||George N. Kennedy*||Republican|
|23rd||John F. Hubbard Jr.*||Democrat|
|24th||Orlow W. Chapman*||Republican|
|25th||Stephen K. Williams*||Republican|
|26th||Charles J. Folger*||Republican||on February 4, elected President pro tempore|
|27th||John I. Nicks*||Republican|
|28th||Lewis H. Morgan*||Republican|
|29th||Richard Crowley*||Republican||on February 24, elected President pro tempore|
|30th||Wolcott J. Humphrey*||Republican|
|31st||Asher P. Nichols*||Democrat|
- Clerk: James Terwilliger
- Sergeant-at-Arms: John H. Kemper
- Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms: George H. Knapp
- Doorkeeper: Charles V. Schram
- Assistant Doorkeeper: Nathaniel Saxton
- Assistant Doorkeeper: David L. Shields
- Assistant Doorkeeper: Elisha T. Burdick
The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued as members of this Legislature.
Party affiliations follow the vote for Speaker.
- Clerk: Edward F. Underhill
- Sergeant-at-Arms: Samuel C. Pierce
- Doorkeeper: John Hancock
- First Assistant Doorkeeper: Franklin Hutchinson
- Second Assistant Doorkeeper: James Tanner
- Stenographer: Hudson C. Tanner
- Except New York City where the wards were apportioned into election districts, and then some whole wards and some election districts of other wards were gerrymandered together into Assembly districts.
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 434–438)
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 439–448)
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 430–434)
- see A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York (1871; pg. 448–456)
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1870; see pg. 439 for Senate districts; pg. 444 for senators; pg. 450–463 for Assembly districts; pg. 510f for assemblymen)
- Journal of the Senate (92nd Session) (1869)
- Journal of the Assembly (92nd Session) (1869; Vol. I)
- Journal of the Assembly (92nd Session) (1869; Vol. II)