United States Senate election in New York, 1837
The 1837 United States Senate election in New York was held on February 7, 1837, by the New York State Legislature to elect a U.S. Senator (Class 3) to represent the State of New York in the United States Senate.
At the State election in November 1836, 94 Democrats and 34 Whigs were elected to the Assembly, and seven of the eight State Senators elected were Democrats. The 60th New York State Legislature met from January 3 to May 16, 1837, at Albany. The party strength in the Assembly as shown by the election for Speaker was: 80 for Democrat Edward Livingston and 27 for Whig Luther Bradish.
The incumbent U.S. Senator Silas Wright, Jr., was re-nominated in a Democratic caucus by a large majority.
Silas Wright, Jr., was the choice of both the Assembly and the Senate, and was declared elected.
|U.S. Senator||State Senate (32 members)||Silas Wright, Jr.||26||Ambrose L. Jordan||3|
|State Assembly (128 members)||Silas Wright, Jr.||85||Ambrose L. Jordan||27|
Wright continued in the U.S. Senate, was re-elected in 1843, and remained in office until November 1844 when he resigned after his election as Governor of New York.
- The New York Civil List compiled in 1858 (see: pg. 63 for U.S. Senators; pg. 131 for State Senators 1837; pg. 219f for Members of Assembly 1837)
- Members of the 25th United States Congress
- History of Political Parties in the State of New-York, Vol. II by Jabez Delano Hammond (State election, 1836: pg. 462; Speaker election, 1837: pg. 464; U.S. Senate election, 1837: pg. 465)
- Vote in Senate: Journal of the Senate (60th Session) (1837; pg. 94)
- Vote in Assembly: Journal of the Assembly (60th Session) (1837; pg. 243f)