New York state election, 1886
|Elections in New York State|
In 1880, there was only one state officer to be elected statewide: a judge of the Court of Appeals, to succeed Theodore Miller who had reached the constitutional age limit of 70 years.
The Democratic judge was elected in a tight race, with a plurality of less than 8,000 votes. Only in New York City, Peckham had a majority of over 53,000 votes, thus swamping the solid Republican upstate majority.
|Office||Democratic ticket||Republican ticket||Prohibition ticket||Greenback ticket|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Rufus W. Peckham, Jr.||468,815||Charles Daniels||461,018||William J. Groo||36,437||Lawrence J. McParlin||2,281|
- JUDGE DANIELS NOMINATED in NYT on September 30, 1886
- THE DEMOCRATS' NOMINEE; RUFUS W. PECKHAM FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS in NYT on September 30, 1886
- William J. Groo, lawyer, of Middletown, Orange County, ran also for Governor in 1876
- Lawrence Jermain McParlin (b. Nov. 14, 1848 Lockport), lawyer, ran also in 1881, 1888, 1893 and 1896; and for Chief Judge in 1882 and 1892
- Result in Albany County: QUEER ELECTION RESULTS; ...ALBANY COUNTY'S VOTE in NYT on November 11, 1886 [gives erroneously "McFarland" as the fourth candidate]
- Result in New York City: THE VOTES IN THE CITY in NYT on November 14, 1886
- CONFIDENT MR. GEORGE in NYT on October 1, 1886 (mentioning McParlin's nomination)