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New York state election, 1927


New York state election, 1927

The 1927 New York state election was held on November 8, 1927, to elect a judge of the New York Court of Appeals, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly. Besides, nine amendments to the New York Constitution were proposed.


In 1927, there was only one state officer to be elected statewide: a judge of the Court of Appeals, to succeed Benjamin N. Cardozo, who had been elected Chief Judge in 1926. John F. O'Brien was appointed in January 1927 to fill the vacancy temporarily

The Democratic state convention met on September 29 at the Harmanus Bleecker Hall in Albany, New York. The incumbent John F. O'Brien was nominated to succeed himself.

The Republican state convention met on September 30 at Rochester, New York, and endorsed the Democratic nominee John F. O'Brien.


The jointly nominated incumbent O'Brien was re-elected.

1927 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals
Democratic John F. O'Brien
Republican John F. O'Brien
Socialist Hezekiah D. Wilcox[1]


  1. ^ Hezekiah D. Wilcox (Jan 24., 1855 - Dec. 18, 1931), lawyer, of Elmira, ran also for the Court of Appeals in 1916, 1917 and 1921; and for Attorney General in 1918, 1922 and 1926; Obit in NYT on December 19, 1931. Wilcox was actually ineligible for this office, since he had passed already the constitutional age limit of 70 years.

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New York state elections

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