1902 New York state election
|Elections in New York State|
The 1902 New York state election was held on November 4, 1902, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, the State Engineer and a judge of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.
The "Liberal Democratic" state convention met at Cooper Union in Manhattan. This party was composed of Bryan Democrats, Chicago Platform Democrats and former Populists which were fiercely opposed to Democratic boss David B. Hill. Judge Samuel Seabury was Permanent Chairman. They nominated Edgar L. Ryder for Governor; J. C. Corbin, of St. Lawrence County, for Lieutenant Governor; John B. Howarth, of Buffalo, for Secretary of State; De Myre S. Fero for Comptroller; Daniel B. Casley, of Westchester County, for Treasurer; Dennis Spellissey, of New York City, for Attorney General; John E. Dugan, of Albany County, for State Engineer; and Robert Stewart, of Brooklyn, for the Court of Appeals.
The Social Democratic state convention met on July 4 at 64, East Fourth Street in Manhattan. They nominated Benjamin Hanford for Governor; William Thurston Brown, of Rochester, for Lieutenant Governor; Leonard D. Abbott for Secretary of State; Gen. Lawrence Mayes, of New York City, for Attorney General; Warren Atkinson, of Brooklyn, for Comptroller; Joel Moses, of Rochester, for Treasurer; Everitt Holmes, of Peekskill, for State Engineer; and John F. Clarke, of New York City, for the Court of Appeals.
The Prohibition state convention met on September 5 at Saratoga, New York. Alfred L. Manierre, of New York City, was Temporary Chairman until the choice of Alphonso A. Hopkins as Permanent Chairman. They nominated Manierre for Governor; Alfred A. Hartman, of Albion, for Lieutenant Governor; Alden W. Young, of Oswego, for Secretary of State; Samuel Mitchell, of Hornellsville, for Treasurer; James McNeil, of Hudson, for Comptroller; Emmett F. Smith for State Engineer; Erwin J. Baldwin, of Elmira, for the Court of Appeals; and endorsed Democrat John Cunneen for Attorney General.
The Republican state convention met on September 23 and 24 at Saratoga, New York. Timothy E. Ellsworth was Permanent Chairman. Governor Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., was re-nominated after a roll call in which all votes were cast for him. All other state officers were nominated by acclamation.
Six Republicans and two Democrats were elected in a tight race.
The incumbents Odell, Miller, Bond and Gray were re-elected.
28 Republicans and 22 Democrats were elected to a two-year term (1903–04) in the New York State Senate.
89 Republicans and 61 Democrats were elected for the session of 1903 to the New York State Assembly.
The Republican, Democratic, Social Democratic, Prohibition and Socialist Labor parties maintained automatic ballot status (necessary 10,000 votes for Governor).
|Office||Republican ticket||Democratic ticket||Social Democratic ticket||Prohibition ticket||Socialist Labor ticket||Liberal Democratic ticket|
|Governor||Benjamin B. Odell Jr.||665,150||Bird S. Coler||656,347||Benjamin Hanford||23,400||Alfred L. Manierre||20,490||Daniel De Leon||15,886||Edgar L. Ryder||1,894|
|Lieutenant Governor||Frank W. Higgins||663,689||Charles N. Bulger||653,555||William Thurston Brown||John A. Hartman||J. C. Corbin|
|Secretary of State||John F. O'Brien||663,590||Frank H. Mott||631,700||Leonard D. Abbott||Alden W. Young||John B. Howarth|
|Comptroller||Nathan L. Miller||664,412||Charles M. Preston||651,373||Warren Atkinson||James McNeil||De Myre S. Fero|
|Attorney General||Henry B. Coman||662,463||John Cunneen||671,928||Lawrence Mayes||23,832||John Cunneen||Wallace||16,473||Dennis Spellissey||1,916|
|Treasurer||John G. Wickser||663,490||George R. Finch||651,949||Joel Moses||Samuel Mitchell||Daniel B. Casley|
|State Engineer||Edward A. Bond||663,674||Richard W. Sherman||651,677||Everitt Holmes||Emmett F. Smith||John E. Dugan|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||William E. Werner||650,505||John Clinton Gray||665,326||John F. Clarke||23,617||Erwin J. Baldwin||21,191||Anton Metzler||16,363||Robert Stewart||1,842|
Obs.: "Blank and scattering" votes: 8,901 (Judge), 8,737 (Attorney), 6,632 (Governor)
- LIBERAL DEMOCRATS DENOUNCE MR. HILL in NYT on June 8, 1902
- SOCIAL DEMOCRATS' TICKET in NYT on July 5, 1902
- STATE PROHIBITION TICKET in NYT on September 6, 1902
- GOV. ODELL RENOMINATED IN STATE CONVENTION in NYT on September 25, 1902
- COLER AND BULGER DEMOCRATS' CHOICE in NYT on October 2, 1902
- Alfred Lee Manierre (May 4, 1861 New York City - Oct. 1, 1911 NYC), Columbia College graduate, lawyer, ran also in 1910 for the Court of Appeals, Obit in NYT on October 2, 1911
- Edgar Lee Ryder (d. 1936), of Ossining, journalist, assemblyman
- Leonard D. Abbott, of New York City, ran also for Treasurer in 1900
- Alden W. Young, locomotive engineer, of Oswego, ran also for Lieutenant Governor in 1904
- De Myre S. Fero, of Orange County, ran also in 1893 (lived then in Glens Falls)
- total votes on Democratic and Prohibition tickets
- Joel Moses, ran also for Comptroller in 1908
- Emmett F. Smith, of Patchogue, ran also in 1900
- Erwin J. Baldwin, ran also for the Court of Appeals in 1912; and for Chief Judge in 1916
- Anton Metzler, of Rochester, ran also for Secretary of State in 1904
- The tickets: Elections in Forty-Two States Nov. 4 in NYT on October 19, 1902
- Result: THE VOTE IN NOVEMBER in NYT on December 10, 1902
- Result: STATE CANVASSERS MEET TO-DAY in NYT on December 12, 1902 [the numbers differ slightly from the ones published two days earlier]