1965 New York state election

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The 1965 New York state election was held on November 2, 1965, to elect 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.

Background[edit]

Judge Marvin R. Dye would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.

In December 1964, the assembly and senate districts were re-apportioned. This time the legislators were elected for an exceptional one-year term (session of 1966). From this election on, the assembly districts are all numbered statewide (from 1 to 165, in 1966; from 1 to 150 thereafter) instead of apportioned by county and numbered inside the county (previously 150 districts). This was the only general election of state legislators in an odd-numbered year after 1937.

Result[edit]

The Republican candidate was elected.

1965 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals
Republican Kenneth B. Keating 3,105,864
Democratic Owen McGivern[1] 1,824,064
Liberal Owen McGivern 207,942
Conservative Henry S. Middendorf, Jr.[2] 207,387

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Owen McGivern (ca. 1911-1998), assemblyman 1939-50, New York Supreme Court justice (1st District) 1954-76, Appellate Division 1967-76, Presiding Justice 1975-76, Owen McGivern, 87, Dies; Judge Led Appellate Court in NYT on July 8, 1998
  2. ^ Henry Stump Middendorf, Jr. (1923-2000), lawyer, of Manhattan, Harvard graduate, ran also in 1974, H.S. Middendorf Jr., 77, Manhattan Lawyer Obit in NYT on March 14, 2000

Sources[edit]

Vote totals from New York Red Book 1966

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