New York's 38th congressional district

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New York's 38th congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1913 as a result of the 1910 U.S. Census and eliminated in 1983 as a result of the 1980 U.S. Census. It was last represented by Republican Jack Kemp who was redistricted into the 31st congressional district.

Components[edit]

1973–1983:

Parts of Erie County

1971–1973:

All of Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County and Steuben County
Parts of Erie County

1963–1971:

All of Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County, Schuyler County and Steuben County

1953–1963:

All of Wayne County
Parts of Monroe County

1945–1953:

All of Cayuga County, Cortland County, Ontario County, Seneca County, Wayne County and Yates County

1913–1945:

Parts of Monroe County

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created
March 4, 1913
T. B. Dunn.jpg Thomas B. Dunn Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1923
Did not run for reelection in 1922.
Meyer Jacobstein.jpg Meyer Jacobstein Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1929
Did not run for reelection in 1928.
James L. Whitley.jpg James L. Whitley Republican March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1935
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934.
James P. B. Duffy.jpg James P.B. Duffy Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936.
George B. Kelly (New York Congressman).jpg George B. Kelly Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938.
John J. O'Brien (New York Congressman).jpg Joseph J. O'Brien Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944.
John Taber.jpg John Taber Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 36th district.
Redistricted to the 36th district.
Senator Kenneth Keating.jpg Kenneth Keating Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
Redistricted from 40th district.
Jessica Weis.jpg Jessica M. Weis Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Did not run for reelection in 1962.
Goodell.jpg Charles Goodell Republican January 3, 1963 –
September 9, 1968
Redistricted from the 43rd district.
Resigned to take seat in United States Senate.
Vacant
September 10, 1968 –
January 2, 1969
James F. Hastings.jpg James F. Hastings Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to the 39th district.
Jack Kemp-Congressional Portrait Collection.jpg Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted from the 39th district.
Redistricted to the 31st district.
District eliminated
January 3, 1983

Election results[edit]

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1980 Gale A. Denn: 37,875 Jack Kemp: 167,434
1978 Jack Kemp: 113,928 James A. Peck (Liberal): 6,204
1976 Peter J. Geraci: 46,307 Jack Kemp: 165,702
1974 Barbara C. Wicks: 48,929 Jack Kemp: 126,687
1972 Anthony P. LoRusso: 57,585 Jack Kemp: 156,967
1970 James G. Cretekos: 37,961 James F. Hastings: 94,906
1968 Wilbur White, Jr.: 47,093 James F. Hastings: 90,281 Gust E. Johnson (Conservative): 3,594
Charles F. Schwartz (Liberal): 1,353
1966 Edison Le Roy, Jr.: 35,785 Charles E. Goodell: 82,137 Charles F. Schwartz (Liberal): 2,546
Lloyd R. Murphy (Conservative): 1,695
1964 Robert V. Kelley: 61,179 Charles E. Goodell: 90,201
1962 T. Joseph Lynch: 36,992 Charles E. Goodell: 83,361 Leo M. Brushingham (Liberal): 1,611
1960 Arthur B. Curran, Jr.: 84,716 Jessica M. Weis: 114,871
1958 Alphonse L. Cassetti: 66,806 Jessica M. Weis: 92,944
1956 Reed Harding: 53,477 Kenneth B. Keating: 135,572
1954 Rubin Brodsky: 40,400 Kenneth B. Keating: 103,293
1952 Victor Kruppenbacher: 56,177 Kenneth B. Keating: 128,566 Manuel Gitlin (American Labor): 691
1950 Robert G. Gordon: 31,115 John Taber: 68,474
1948 Francis J. Souhan: 48,222 John Taber: 66,695
1946 George T. Franklin: 24,576 John Taber: 63,382
1944 Frank J. Erwin: 36,327 John Taber: 75,432 Walter O'Hagan (American Labor): 3,294
1942 Walden Moore: 53,889 Joseph J. O'Brien: 77,970
1940 George B. Kelly: 86,197 Joseph J. O'Brien: 92,866
1938 George B. Kelly: 63,325 Joseph J. O'Brien: 80,963 James Oakes (Socialist): 777
1936 George B. Kelly: 82,708 Joseph Fritsch, Jr.: 72,910 Glenn W. Simpson: 2,519
Richard M. Briggs (Socialist): 1,680
Ezra Harari (Communist): 414
1934 James P.B. Duffy: 64,434 James L. Whitley: 50,066 Jack Britt Gearity (Socialist): 2,876
Getrude Walsh (Communist): 921
James A. Alesi: 464
Harry Paul: 213
1932 Charles Stanton: 58,775 James L. Whitley: 64,003 Arthur Rathjen (Law Preservation): 12,097
Richard M. Briggs (Socialist): 3,637
1930 Nelson E. Spencer: 37,500 James L. Whitley: 50,083 Harry Hoffman (Socialist): 2,985
1928 Charles Stanton: 43,009 James L. Whitley: 47,298 William MacFarlane: 38,324
Charles Messinger (Socialist): 2,782
1926 Meyer Jacobstein: 42,803 James E. Cuff: 41,191 William J. Bolton (Socialist): 3,514
1924 Meyer Jacobstein: 63,997 John J. McInerney: 33,895
1922 Meyer Jacobstein: 35,319 Frederick T. Pierson: 33,690 Joel Moses (Socialist): 5,101
1920 Hiram R. Wood: 20,281 Thomas B. Dunn: 56,796 Charles Messinger (Socialist): 8,369
H.C. Gregory (Farmer-Labor): 659

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