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New York's 42nd congressional district

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New York's 42nd congressional district

The 42nd Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1913 as a result of the 1910 Census. It was eliminated as a result of the 1960 Census. It was last represented by John R. Pillion, who was redistricted into the 39th District.


  • Past Components 1
  • Representatives 2
  • Election results 3
  • References 4

Past Components


Parts of Erie


All of Niagara
Parts of Erie


Parts of Erie


Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1913
Daniel A. Driscoll Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 redistricted from 35th district
William F. Waldow Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
James M. Mead Democratic March 4, 1919 – December 2, 1938 resigned to take seat in United States Senate
December 3, 1938 – January 2, 1939
Pius L. Schwert Democratic January 3, 1939 – March 11, 1941 died
March 12, 1941 – April 21, 1941
John C. Butler Republican April 22, 1941 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 44th district
Walter G. Andrews Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1949 redistricted from 40th district
William L. Pfeiffer Republican January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
William E. Miller Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953 redistricted to 40th district
John R. Pillion Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 redistricted to 39th district
District eliminated January 3, 1963

Election results

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1960 Charles J. McCabe: 93,492 John R. Pillion: 122,073 James A. Peck (Liberal): 4,979
1958 Joseph R. Stiglmeier: 69,747 John R. Pillion: 99,799
1956 James Kane, Jr.: 80,568 John R. Pillion: 117,178 David E. Gundlach (Liberal): 2,027
1954 John J. Zablotny: 60,880 John R. Pillion: 82,707
1952 Chester C. Gorski: 81,201 John R. Pillion: 100,434 Charles T. Asque (American Labor): 238
1950 Mary Louise Nice: 53,310 William E. Miller: 75,377
1948 Mary Louise Nice: 69,290 William L. Pfeiffer: 75,842 Emanuel Fried (American Labor): 3,427
1946 William R. Lupton: 43,028 Walter G. Andrews: 71,862
1944 William Haeseler, Jr.: 62,590 Walter G. Andrews: 83,781
1942 Frank J. Caffery: 34,248 John C. Butler: 39,650
1940 Pius L. Schwert: 64,250 Edward F. Moss: 44,866 Mattie Green (Communist) 227
1938 Pius L. Schwert: 39,287 John C. Butler: 36,326 John A. Ulinksi: 9,537
John E. Kralisz: 414
Connie Wilson (Socialist): 274
1936 James M. Mead: 57,132 Eugene D. Crooker: 32,395 Anthony Fitzgibbons: 6,840
John J. Szczepaniak: 3,384
Fred Riefler (Socialist): 1,304
Mattie Green (Communist) 168
1934 James M. Mead: 49,251 Walter J. Lohr: 26,036 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,917
1932 James M. Mead: 51,516 Henry Adsit Bull: 30,230 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,410
1930 James M. Mead: 33,195 Frank A. Dorn: 16,072 Clara Haushammer (Socialist): 1,308
1928 James M. Mead: 44,373 C. Hamilton Cook: 31,785
1926 James M. Mead: 28,873 John Bruno McGrath: 19,362 Florence A. McCarthy (Socialist): 1,498
1924 James M. Mead: 28,152 Richard S. Persons: 25,236 Amy R. Juengling (Socialist): 2,778
1922 James M. Mead: 25,070 Louis J. Schwendler: 12,494 Jacob F. Griesinger (Socialist): 2,913
1920 James M. Mead: 22,869 C. Hamilton Cook: 21,224 John H. Gibbons (Socialist): 3,218


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