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New York state election, 1960

The 1960 New York state election was held on November 8, 1960, to elect two judges 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 1
  • Nominations 2
  • Result 3
  • Sources 4
  • Notes 5
  • See also 6


In 1959, Charles S. Desmond had been elected Chief Judge. In January 1960, Presiding Justice Sydney F. Foster, of the Appellate Division (Third Dept.), was appointed by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller to fill temporarily the seat vacated by Desmond.

Stanley H. Fuld had been elected to the Court of Appeals in 1946. Thus his fourteen-year term would expire at the end of 1960.


The Republican State Committee met on September 12 at Albany, New York, and re-nominated the incumbents Fuld and Foster.[1]

The Democratic State Committee met on September 12 at Albany, New York, and endorsed the incumbent Republican Stanley H. Fuld for re-election, and nominated Supreme Court Justice Henry L. Ughetta for the other vacancy.[2]

On September 13, the Liberal Party endorsed the Republican/Democratic nominee Fuld, and nominated Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Brenner for the other vacancy.[3] On September 18, Brenner declined to run.[4] On September 19, the Liberals also endorsed the other Republican nominee Foster.[5]


The Republican/Liberal candidates were elected.

The incumbents Fuld and Foster were re-elected.

1960 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals Judge of the Court of Appeals
Republican Stanley H. Fuld 3,292,416 Sydney F. Foster 3,269,626
Democratic Stanley H. Fuld 3,243,243 Henry L. Ughetta[6] 3,251,504
Liberal Stanley H. Fuld 403,454 Sydney F. Foster 423,035

Obs.: Fuld's total vote was 6,939,113.


  • Official result: LIBERAL AID HERE WON FOR KENNEDY; Without the Party's 406,167 Votes, He Would Have Lost, Official Canvass Shows in NYT on December 13, 1960 (subscription required)


  1. ^ 3 JUDGES PICKED FOR 2 VACANCIES; Both Parties Nominate Fuld for Second Term, but Split on Other Appeals Post in NYT on September 13, 1960 (subscription required)
  2. ^ 3 JUDGES PICKED FOR 2 VACANCIES; Both Parties Nominate Fuld for Second Term, but Split on Other Appeals Post in NYT on September 13, 1960 (subscription required)
  3. ^ Liberal Party Formally Backs Democratic Presidential Ticket; But It Names Own Candidate for State Appeals Bench in NYT on September 14, 1960 (subscription required)
  4. ^ LIBERAL NOMINEE QUITS COURT RACE in NYT on September 19, 1960 (subscription required)
  5. ^ Liberals Override Tradition and Back Republican Judge in NYT on September 20, 1960 (subscription required)
  6. ^ Henry L. Ughetta (1898-1967), of Brooklyn, justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (2nd Dept.), HENRY L. UGHETTA, JUSTICE, 68, DEAD in NYT on September 17, 1967 (subscription required)

Totals from New York State Red Book 1961

See also

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