New York's 32nd congressional district

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The 32nd Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was eliminated as a result of the 1990 Census. It was last represented by John J. LaFalce who was redistricted into the 29th District.

Past components[edit]

New York's 32nd Congressional District was first formed in 1832. The district was abolished in 1862.

It was reestablished in 1872 and then consisted of Chautauqua County, New York and Cattaraugus County, New York. In 1874, the congressional districts of New York were redrawn and the 32nd district was moved to Erie County, the location of Buffalo, New York. With 178,699 residents it was the most populous district in New York, with its closest competitor being the 153,000 population of the 1st district on Long Island.

When district boundaries were again redrawn in 1885, the 32nd district was reduced to just covering Buffalo.

By 1892 even just Buffalo was too populous for a single district, and the city was split, with the southern portion being put in the 32nd district.

In the 1902 redistricting the 32nd district was moved to Monroe County, which is dominated by the city of Rochester.

1913-1945:

All of Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oswego

1945-1953:

All of Albany
Parts of Rensselaer

1953-1963:

All of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Schenectady

1963-1971:

All of Herkimer, Madison, Oneida

1971-1973:

All of Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida

1973-1983:

All of Chenango, Cortland, Madison
Parts of Delaware, Onondaga, Otsego

1983-1993:

All of Niagara, Orleans
Parts of Erie, Monroe

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
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Millard Fillmore
Whig March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas C. Love Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Millard Fillmore
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
William A. Moseley Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Nathan K. Hall
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Elbridge G. Spaulding
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Solomon G. Haven
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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Israel T. Hatch
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Elbridge G. Spaulding
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated March 4, 1863
District reestablished March 4, 1873
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Walter L. Sessions
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 31st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lyman K. Bass Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Redistricted from the 31st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel N. Lockwood
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Ray V. Pierce
Republican March 4, 1879 –
September 18, 1880
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant September 19, 1880 –
November 11, 1880
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Jonathan Scoville
Democratic November 12, 1880 –
March 3, 1883
Elected November 2, 1880 to finish Pierce's term and seated December 6, 1880.
Also elected in 1880 to the next term.[Data unknown/missing.]
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William F. Rogers
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John M. Farquhar
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel N. Lockwood
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Rowland B. Mahany
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William H. Ryan
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 35th district.
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James B. Perkins
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 11, 1910
Redistricted from the 31st district.
Died.
Vacant March 12, 1910 –
April 18, 1910
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James S. Havens
Democratic April 19, 1910 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry G. Danforth
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 39th district.
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Luther W. Mott
Republican March 4, 1913 –
July 10, 1923
Redistricted from the 28th district.
Died.
Vacant July 11, 1923 –
November 5, 1923
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Thaddeus C. Sweet
Republican November 6, 1923 –
May 1, 1928
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 2, 1928 –
November 5, 1928
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Francis D. Culkin
Republican November 6, 1928 –
August 4, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 5, 1943 –
November 1, 1943
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Hadwen C. Fuller
Republican November 2, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 35th district.
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William T. Byrne
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 27, 1952
Redistricted from the 28th district.
Died.
Vacant January 28, 1952 –
March 31, 1952
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Leo W. O'Brien
Democratic April 1, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 30th district.
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Bernard W. Kearney
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
Redistricted from the 31st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel S. Stratton
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 35th district.
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Alexander Pirnie
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted from the 34th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James M. Hanley
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Redistricted from the 35th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George C. Wortley
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 27th district.
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John J. LaFalce
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 36th district.
Redistricted to the 29th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1993
Member Party Years Electoral history

Election results[edit]

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 Newton S. Beebe: 20,085 Luther W. Mott: 53,249
1922 M. J. Daley: 22,279 Luther W. Mott: 44,091 John Seitz (Socialist): 1,039
James Corbett (Farmer-Labor): 308
1924 Charles R. Lee: 23,715 Thaddeus C. Sweet: 52,506
1926 John M. Reynolds: 21,007 Thaddeus C. Sweet: 46,232 Thomas H. Lynch (Socialist): 900
1928 Frank Browman: 30,201 Francis D. Culkin: 65,009 James A. Manson (Socialist): 1,159
1930 Walter W. Wilcox: 20,905 Francis D. Culkin: 43,625 James A. Manson (Socialist): 1,000
1932 John C. Purcell: 34,199 Francis D. Culkin: 56,654 James A. Manson (Socialist): 751
1934 Annie D. Mills: 22,959 Francis D. Culkin: 49,055 George Arnold (Socialist): 1,237
1936 Paul J. Woodard: 32,318 Francis D. Culkin: 65,761 Orley N. Tooley (Socialist): 1,389
1938 Virginia A. Spencer: 19,631 Francis D. Culkin: 60,947 Orley N. Tooley (Socialist): 191
1940 Frank M. McCormack: 30,105 Francis D. Culkin: 71,782 Clarence Stuber (American Labor): 2,483
1942 Vanche F. Milligan: 17,631 Francis D. Culkin: 50,970 Raymond K. Bull (American Labor): 1,064
1944 William T. Byrne: 85,147 Miles A. McGrane, Jr.: 63,603
1946 William T. Byrne: 79,042 William K. Sanford: 64,325
1948 William T. Byrne: 88,476 Lawrence J. Collins: 65,341 Margaret L. Wheeler (American Labor): 5,354
1950 William T. Byrne: 90,420 John T. Casey: 60,087 Janet Scott (American Labor): 3,261
1952 David C. Prince: 50,307 Bernard W. Kearney: 111,025 Herbert M. Merrill (Liberal): 3,504
1954 David C. Prince: 48,808 Bernard W. Kearney: 77,891
1956 R. Joseph Giblin: 52,064 Bernard W. Kearney: 107,959
1958 Samuel S. Stratton: 73,384 Walter C. Shaw: 62,443
1960 Samuel S. Stratton: 98,990 W. Clyde Wright: 59,890
1962 Virgil C. Crisafulli: 57,414 Alexander Pirnie: 77,875
1964 Robert Castle: 75,660 Alexander Pirnie: 86,717
1966 Robert Castle: 36,195 Alexander Pirnie: 94,331
1968 Anthony J. Montoya: 43,254 Alexander Pirnie: 95,793 Albert J. Bushong (Conservative): 10,393
1970 Joseph Simmons: 47,306 Alexander Pirnie: 90,884
1972 James M. Hanley: 111,481 Leonard C. Koldin: 83,451
1974 James M. Hanley: 88,660 William E. Bush: 61,379
1976 James M. Hanley: 101,419 George C. Wortley: 81,597 Earl W. Colvin (Liberal): 2,124
1978 James M. Hanley: 76,251 Peter Del Giorno: 67,071 Lillian E. Reiner (Liberal): 2,149
1980 Jeffrey S. Brooks: 56,535 George C. Wortley: 108,128 Peter Del Giorno (Right to Life): 11,978
James Northrup (Libertarian): 2,316
1982 John J. LaFalce: 116,386 Raymond R. Walker (Conservative): 8,638
Timothy J. Hubbard (Right to Life): 2,359
1984 John J. LaFalce: 139,979 Anthony J. Murty: 61,797
1986 John J. LaFalce: 99,745 Dean L. Walker (Conservative): 6,234
Anthony J. Murty (Right to Life): 3,678
1988 John J. LaFalce: 133,917 Emil K. Everett: 50,299
1990 John J. LaFalce: 68,367 Michael T. Waring: 39,053 Kenneth J. Kowalski (Conservative): 16,853

References[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • Election Statistics 1920-present Clerk of the House of Representatives