The 34th Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1843 as a result of the 1840 Census, eliminated after the 1850 Census, and then re-created in 1885 due to the 1880 Census. It was eliminated most recently as a result of the 1990 Census. It was last represented by Amo Houghton who was redistricted into the 31st District.

Past Components

1983-1993:

All of Allegany, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates
Parts of Cattaraugus, Tompkins

1973-1983:

All of Wayne
Parts of Monroe

1971-1973:

All of Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Yates
Parts of Livingston, Onondaga, Oswego, Tompkins

1963-1971:

All of Onondaga

1953-1963:

All of Herkimer, Madison, Oneida

1945-1953:

All of Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence

1913-1945:

All of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego

1885-1913:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua

Representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Note
District created March 4, 1843
Washington-Hunt.jpg Washington Hunt Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1849 28th
29th
30th
Lorenzo Burroughs.png Lorenzo Burrows Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853 31st
32nd
District eliminated March 4, 1853
District reestablished March 4, 1885
Walter Loomis Sessions.jpg Walter L. Sessions Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 49th
William Grant Laidlaw (Congressman).jpg William G. Laidlaw Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891 50th
51st
Warren Brewster Hooker.jpg Warren B. Hooker Republican March 4, 1891 – November 10, 1898 52nd
53rd
54th
55th
resigned after being appointed justice of New York Supreme Court
vacant November 11, 1898 – November 6, 1899
Ebvreelandcrop.jpg Edward B. Vreeland Republican November 7, 1899 – March 3, 1903 56th
57th
redistricted to 37th district
James Wolcott Wadsworth.jpg James Wolcott Wadsworth Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 58th
59th
redistricted from 30th district
Peter Augustus Porter 1853-1925.jpg Peter A. Porter Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909 60th
James S Simmons.jpg James S. Simmons Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1913 61st
62nd
George Winthrop Fairchild.jpg George W. Fairchild Republican March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919 63rd
64th
65th
redistricted from 24th district
William Henry Hill (Congressman).jpg William H. Hill Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921 66th
John D. Clarke.jpeg John D. Clarke Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925 67th
68th
Harold S. Tolley.jpg Harold S. Tolley Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927 69th
John D. Clarke.jpeg John D. Clarke Republican March 4, 1927 – November 5, 1933 70th
71st
72nd
73rd
died
vacant November 6, 1933 – December 27, 1933
Marian Clarke.jpg Marian W. Clarke Republican December 28, 1933 – January 3, 1935 73rd
Bert Lord.jpg Bert Lord Republican January 3, 1935 – May 24, 1939 74th
75th
76th
died
vacant May 25, 1939 – November 6, 1939
Edwin A. Hall.jpg Edwin Arthur Hall Republican November 7, 1939 – January 3, 1945 76th
77th
78th
redistricted to 37th district
Clarence E. Kilburn.jpg Clarence E. Kilburn Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 79th
80th
81st
82nd
redistricted from 31st district, redistricted to 33rd district
William Robert Williams (Congressman).jpg William R. Williams Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1959 83rd
84th
85th
redistricted from 35th district
Alexander Pirnie.jpg Alexander Pirnie Republican January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1963 86th
87th
redistricted to 32nd district
R. Walter Riehlman.jpg R. Walter Riehlman Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 88th redistricted from 35th district
James M Hanley.jpg James M. Hanley Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1971 89th
90th
91st
redistricted to 35th district
John H. Terry.jpg John H. Terry Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973 92nd
Frank Horton (New York Congressman).jpg Frank Horton Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
redistricted from 36th district, redistricted to 29th district
Stan Lundine 1981 congressional photo.jpg Stanley N. Lundine Democratic January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1986 98th
99th
redistricted from 39th district, did not run for reelection in 1986, ran successfully for Lieutenant Governor
Amo Houghton 108th Congress.jpg Amo Houghton Republican January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993 100th
101st
102nd
redistricted to 31st district
District eliminated January 3, 1993

Election results

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1990 Joseph P. Leahey: 37,421 Amo Houghton: 89,831 Nevin K. Eklund (Liberal): 1,807
1988 Amo Houghton: 131,078 Ian Kelly Woodward (Liberal): 4,797
1986 Larry M. Himelein: 56,898 Amo Houghton: 85,856
1984 Stanely N. Lundine: 110,902 Jill Houghton Emery: 91,016 Carol L. Fisher (Right to Life): 2,560
1982 Stanely N. Lundine: 99,502 James J. Snyder, Sr.: 63,972 Genevieve F. Ronan (Right to Life): 1,806
1980 James Toole: 37,883 Frank Horton: 133,278 Clyde O. Benoy (Conservative): 5,829
William Bastuk (Right to Life): 3,178
David D. Hoesly (Libertarian): 2,627
1978 Frank Horton: 60,704 Frank Horton: 62,081 Leo J. Kesselring (Conservative): 18,127
1976 William C. Larsen: 58,247 Frank Horton: 126,566 Thomas D. Cook (Conservative): 7,383
1974 Irene Gossin: 45,408 Frank Horton: 105,585 J. Warren McGee (Conservative): 4,309
Virginia Tadio (Liberal): 1,063
1972 Jack Rubens: 46,509 Frank Horton: 142,803 Richard E. Lusink (Conservative): 5,603
Rafael Martinez (Liberal): 3,088
1970 Neal P. McCurn: 60,452 John H. Terry: 88,786
1968 James M. Hanley: 96,520 David V. O'Brien: 82,333 Francis H. Aspinwall (Conservative): 6,988
Aubrey D. Tussing (Liberal): 2,282
1966 James M. Hanley: 90,044 Stewart F. Hancock, Jr.: 62,559 Benjamin K. Souler (Conservative): 5,903
Norman Balabanian (Liberal): 4,900
1964 James M. Hanley: 96,219 R. Walter Riehlman: 91,697
1962 Lee Alexander: 67,149 R. Walter Riehlman: 84,780 John Arneson (Liberal): 2,860
1960 Edwin L. Slusarczyk: 79,153 Alexander Pirnie: 98,063
1958 Edwin L. Slusarczyk: 68,271 Alexander Pirnie: 70,482
1956 Edwin L. Slusarczyk: 70,837 William R. Williams: 95,681
1954 Vernon E. Olin: 53,112 William R. Williams: 77,659 Marcia Daz Butler (American Labor): 174
1952 Charles Ray Wilson: 65,080 William R. Williams: 97,488 Anthony Blasting (Liberal): 2,797
Michael A. Jimenez (American Labor): 315
1950 Mildred McGill: 32,446 Clarence E. Kilburn: 67,739 Carl H. Bogardus (American Labor): 1,290
1948 Francis K. Purcell: 43,777 Clarence E. Kilburn: 70,715 Raymond Bull (American Labor): 2,083
1946 William G. Houk: 22,368 Clarence E. Kilburn: 64,217 Carl H. Bogardus (American Labor): 1,384
1944 John D. Van Kennen: 44,557 Clarence E. Kilburn: 75,532
1942 Arthur J. Ruland: 33,276 Edwin A. Hall: 53,762 Charles F. Doherty (American Labor): 1,444
1940 Donald W. Kramer: 41,027 Edwin A. Hall: 93,990 William Livings (American Labor): 2,563
1938 John V. Johnson: 35,456 Bert Lord: 67,330 Merle A. Wilson (Socialist): 305
1936 John T. Buckley: 47,857 Bert Lord: 75,580 Merle A. Wilson (Socialist): 1,241
1934 Charles C. Flaesch: 32,075 Bert Lord: 50,528 Pierre De Nio (Socialist): 1,159
Mathew J. Maxian (Communist): 248
1932 Charles R. Seymour: 44,174 John D. Clarke: 58,735 Leon Ray Steenburg (Law Preservation): 6,676
Pierre De Nio (Socialist): 718
1930 James F. Byrne: 23,968 John D. Clarke: 51,460
1928 William W. Lampman: 32,925 John D. Clarke: 80,531
1926 Bernard J. McGuire: 20,792 John D. Clarke: 52,363
1924 Charles R. Seymour: 24,800 Harold S. Tolley: 61,547 William M. Boyd (Socialist): 1,979
1922 Clayton L. Wheeler: 23,323 John D. Clarke: 40,902 Arthur Breckenridge (Socialist): 1,018
1920 Charles R. Seymour: 21,496 John D. Clarke: 52,809 Arthur Breckenridge (Socialist): 1,386

References

  • 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