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New York state election, 1959

The 1959 New York state election was held on November 3, 1959, to elect the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.


  • Background 1
  • Nominations 2
  • Result 3
  • Notes 4
  • See also 5


Chief Judge Albert Conway would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.


Both Democrats and Republicans nominated Charles S. Desmond, the senior associate judge of the Court of Appeals, to succeed Conway.[1]


The only candidate was elected.

1959 state election result
Ticket / Office Chief Judge
Republican Charles S. Desmond 2,092,694
Democratic Charles S. Desmond 2,080,744
Liberal Charles S. Desmond 220,701


Desmond's total vote was 4,394,139

  1. ^ Both Parties Nominate Desmond For the State's Top Judicial Post in NYT on September 24, 1959 (subscription required)

Vote totals from New York Red Book 1960

See also

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