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New York gubernatorial election, 1916

The 1916 New York state election was held on November 7, 1916, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, the State Engineer, a U.S. Senator, the Chief Judge[1] and an associate judge[2] of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.

History

The primaries were held on September 19.

Republican primary

1916 Republican primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 254,177 William M. Bennett 44,720
Lieutenant Governor Edward Schoeneck
Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo
Comptroller Eugene M. Travis 216,878 James F. Hooker 53,710
Attorney General Egburt E. Woodbury
Treasurer James L. Wells
State Engineer Frank M. Williams
Chief Judge Frank H. Hiscock
Judge of the Court of Appeals Cuthbert W. Pound
U.S. Senator William M. Calder 153,373 Robert Bacon 144,366

Democratic primary

1916 Democratic primary results
Office
Governor Samuel Seabury 158,718 (unopposed)
Lieutenant Governor Thomas J. Kreuzer
Secretary of State Frank M. Stage
Comptroller Joseph W. Masters
Attorney General William W. Farley
Treasurer Maurice S. Cohen
State Engineer Henry R. Beebe
Chief Judge Almet F. Jenks
Judge of the Court of Appeals John T. Norton
U.S. Senator William F. McCombs 99,307 Thomas F. Conway 52,756

Progressive primary

1916 Progressive primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 11,483 Samuel Seabury 6,020
Lieutenant Governor L. Bradley Dorr 7,390 Edward Schoeneck 7,257
Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo
Comptroller Eugene M. Travis
Attorney General Robert H. Elder
Treasurer Frank P. Tucker
State Engineer
Chief Judge Frank H. Hiscock 7,965 Almet F. Jenks 6,272
Judge of the Court of Appeals Cuthbert W. Pound
U.S. Senator Bainbridge Colby 7,006 William M. Calder 6,875

Independence League primary

1916 Independence League primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 1,763 Samuel Seabury 691
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Comptroller
Attorney General
Treasurer
State Engineer
Chief Judge Almet F. Jenks
Judge of the Court of Appeals John T. Norton
U.S. Senator Bainbridge Colby

American Party primary

1916 American Party primary results
Office
Governor Charles S. Whitman 38 Samuel Seabury 37
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Comptroller
Attorney General
Treasurer
State Engineer
Chief Judge
Judge of the Court of Appeals
U.S. Senator Robert Bacon 23 William F. McCombs 22

Result

The whole Republican ticket was elected.

The incumbents Whitman, Schoeneck, Hugo, Travis, Woodbury, Wells and Williams were re-elected.

The Republican, Democratic, Socialist and Prohibition parties maintained automatic ballot access (necessary 10,000 votes); the Independence League, Progressive and American parties lost it; and the Socialist Labor Party dit not re-attain it.

36 Republicans and 15 Democrats were elected to the New York State Senate, to sit in the 140th and 141st New York State Legislatures (1917–1918).

99 Republicans, 49 Democrats and 2 Socialists were elected to the New York State Assembly, to sit in the 140th New York State Legislature (1917).

1916 state election results
Office Republican ticket Democratic ticket Socialist ticket Prohibition ticket Progressive ticket Independence League ticket Socialist Labor ticket American ticket
Governor Charles S. Whitman 835,820 Samuel Seabury 686.862 Algernon Lee 62,560 Charles E. Welch[3] 21,773 Charles S. Whitman 6,669 Charles S. Whitman 5,266 Jeremiah D. Crowley[4] 3,847 Charles S. Whitman 2,265
Lieutenant Governor Edward Schoeneck 809,179 Thomas J. Kreuzer 638,894 Stephen J. Mahoney[5] Clarence Z. Spriggs L. Bradley Dorr Edward Schoeneck Boris Reinstein[6] Thomas J. Kreuzer
Secretary of State Francis M. Hugo 840,554 Frank M. Stage 619,284 Pauline M. Newman Neil D. Cranmer[7] Francis M. Hugo Francis M. Hugo John Hall[8]
Comptroller Eugene M. Travis 833,361 Joseph W. Masters 618,759 Charles W. Noonan[9] George A. Norton Eugene M. Travis Joseph W. Masters Anthony Houtenbrink[10]
Attorney General Egburt E. Woodbury 819,369 William W. Farley 619,695 S. John Block[11] Claude W. Stowell Robert H. Elder[12] William A. DeFord[13] Erwin A. Archer[14] William W. Farley
Treasurer James L. Wells 841,710 Maurice S. Cohen 592,569 Eugene Wood William J. Richardson Frank P. Tucker James L. Wells John P. Gilly Eugene M. Lane
State Engineer Frank M. Williams Henry R. Beebe George H. Warner William B. Timbrell Frank M. Williams Frank M. Williams Lewis F. Alrutz[15] Ephraim H. Keyes
Chief Judge Frank H. Hiscock Almet F. Jenks Louis B. Boudin Erwin J. Baldwin Frank H. Hiscock Almet F. Jenks
Judge of the Court of Appeals Cuthbert W. Pound John T. Norton Hezekiah D. Wilcox Coleridge A. Hart[16] Cuthbert W. Pound John T. Norton
U.S. Senator William M. Calder 836,301 William F. McCombs 604,051 Joseph D. Cannon 61,159 D. Leigh Colvin 19,425 Bainbridge Colby 15,166 Bainbridge Colby August Gillhaus Robert Bacon[17]

Obs.:

  • Numbers are total votes on all tickets for candidates who ran on more than one ticket, except for Whitman; the votes given for Governor were used to define the ballot access.

Notes

Sources

  • Names on primary ballot: in NYT on August 23, 1916
  • Candidates in the primaries: in NYT on September 17, 1916
  • Early returns of the primaries: in NYT on September 20, 1916
  • Primary results: in NYT on September 27, 1916
  • Sketches of Hiscock and Jenks: in NYT on October 14, 1916
  • Early returns: in NYT on November 8, 1916

See also

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