The 36th Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1903 as a result of the 1900 Census. It was eliminated as a result of the 1980 Census. It was last represented by John J. LaFalce who was redistricted into the 32nd District.

Past Components

1973-1983:

All of Niagara, Orleans
Parts of Erie, Monroe

1963-1973:

All of Wayne
Parts of Monroe

1953-1963:

All of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Yates

1945-1953:

All of Onondaga

1913-1945:

All of Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates

1903-1913:

All of Erie and Parts of Buffalo

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1903
De Alva Stanwood Alexander.jpg De Alva S. Alexander Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
Redistricted from the 33rd district and re-elected here in 1902
Re-elected in 1904
Re-elected in 1906
Re-elected in 1908
Lost re-election
Charles Bennett Smith 2.jpg Charles B. Smith Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
First elected in 1910
Redistricted to the 41st district
SerenoEPayne.jpg Sereno E. Payne Republican March 4, 1913 –
December 10, 1914
Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected here in 1912
Re-elected in 1914, but died before the new Congress began
Vacant December 11, 1914 –
November 1, 1915
Norman J. Gould.jpg Norman J. Gould Republican November 2, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
First elected to finish the vacant term
Re-elected in 1916
Re-elected in 1918
Re-elected in 1920
Retired
John Taber.jpg John Taber Republican March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1945
First elected in 1922
Re-elected in 1924
Re-elected in 1926
Re-elected in 1928
Re-elected in 1930
Re-elected in 1932
Re-elected in 1934
Re-elected in 1936
Re-elected in 1938
Re-elected in 1940
Re-elected in 1942
Redistricted to the 38th district
Clarence E. Hancock.jpg Clarence E. Hancock Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Redistricted from the 35th district and re-elected here in 1944
Retired
R. Walter Riehlman.jpg R. Walter Riehlman Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
First elected in 1946
Re-elected in 1948
Re-elected in 1950
Redistricted to the 35th district
John Taber.jpg John Taber Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from the 38th district and re-elected here in 1952
Re-elected in 1954
Re-elected in 1956
Re-elected in 1958
Re-elected in 1960
Retired rather than face a redistricting contest
Frank Horton (New York Congressman).jpg Frank Horton Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to the 34th district and re-elected here in 1962
Re-elected in 1964
Re-elected in 1966
Re-elected in 1968
Re-elected in 1970
Redistricted to the 34th and then the 29th Districts, served until retiring in 1993.
Henry P. Smith III.jpg Henry P. Smith III Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from the 40th district and re-elected here in 1972
Retired
LaFalce.jpg John J. LaFalce Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
First elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976
Re-elected in 1978
Re-elected in 1980
Redistricted to the 32nd district
District eliminated January 3, 1983

Election results

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 George K. Shuler: 23,534 Norman J. Gould (inc.): 49,160
1922 David J. Sims: 22,980 John Taber: 43,633
1924 Michael J. Maney: 22,890 John Taber (inc.): 57,865
1926 J. Seldon Brandt: 20,886 John Taber (inc.): 48,783
1928 Joseph P. Craugh: 30,503 John Taber (inc.): 68,095
1930 Joseph P. Craugh: 23,763 John Taber (inc.): 43,132 Elmer Pierce (Socialist): 1,272
1932 Lithgow Osborne: 36,648 John Taber (inc.): 58,484 Esther Wright (Socialist): 896
1934 Dennis F. Sullivan: 27,129 John Taber (inc.): 45,431 Alexander Benedict (Socialist): 1,659
Charles Van Gordon (Law Preservation): 287
1936 William A. Aiken: 32,318 John Taber (inc.): 61,271 John E. DuBois (Townsend): 8,003
Walter O'Hagen (Socialist): 1,908
1938 George F. Davis: 20,636 John Taber (inc.): 48,344 Charles P. Russell (American Labor): 19,020
Walter O'Hagen (Socialist): 451
1940 John W. Kennelly: 40,929 John Taber (inc.): 64,507 Walter Walczyck (American Labor): 2,814
1942 Charles Osborne: 28,502 John Taber (inc.): 47,620
1944 George M. Haight: 70,012 Clarence E. Hancock (inc.): 79,535
1946 Lawson Barnes: 44,371 R. Walter Riehlman: 76,372
1948 Richard T. Mosher: 71,847 R. Walter Riehlman (inc.): 78,409 Sidney H. Greenburg (American Labor): 4,883
1950 Alfred W. Haight: 50,107 R. Walter Riehlman (inc.): 81,508
1952 Donald J. O'Connor: 47,189 John Taber (inc.): 110,304 Lila K. Larson (American Labor): 311
1954 Daniel J. Carey: 36,910 John Taber (inc.): 79,850
1956 Lewis S. Bell: 47,764 John Taber (inc.): 109,101
1958 Frank B. Lent: 45,822 John Taber (inc.): 84,019
1960 Francis J. Souhan: 76,120 John Taber (inc.): 84,441
1962 Robert R. Bickal: 66,371 Frank Horton: 96,581
1964 John C. Williams: 81,509 Frank Horton (inc.): 107,406 Helmut A. Zander (Liberal): 2,834
1966 Milo Thomas: 37,129 Frank Horton (inc.): 110,541 Robert H. Detig (Conservative): 10,493
Donald P. Feder (Liberal): 6,048
1968 Augustine J. Marvin: 46,008 Frank Horton (inc.): 138,400 Leo J. Kesselring (Conservative): 9,916
Robert L. Holmes (Liberal): 2,409
1970 Jordan E. Pappas: 38,898 Frank Horton (inc.): 123,209 David F. Hampson (Conservative): 10,442
Morley Schloss (Liberal): 2,165
1972 Max McCarthy: 82,095 Henry P. Smith III (inc.): 110,238
1974 John J. LaFalce: 90,498 Russell A. Rourke: 61,442
1976 John J. LaFalce (inc.): 123,246 Ralph J. Argen: 61,701
1978 John J. LaFalce (inc.): 99,497 Francina Joyce Cartonia: 31,527 Francis P. Mundy (Conservative): 3,233
1980 John J. LaFalce (inc.): 122,929 H. William Feder: 48,428

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