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New York state election, 1963


New York state election, 1963

The 1963 New York state election was held on November 5, 1963, to elect a judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Besides, an amendment to the State Constitution proposed to allow off-track betting and was accepted.


Judge Sydney F. Foster would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.


Both Democratic and the Republican state committees met on September 9, and nominated Democrat Francis Bergan, the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division (Third Dept.), to succeed Foster.[1]

The Liberal State Committee met on September 10, and endorsed the Democratic/Republican nominee.[2]


The only candidate was elected.

1963 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals
Democratic Francis Bergan
Republican Francis Bergan
Liberal Francis Bergan


  1. ^ 2 PARTIES NAME JUSTICE BERGAN in New York Times on September 10, 1963 (subscription required)
  2. ^ LIBERALS NOMINATE BERGAN FOR COURT in New York Times on September 11, 1963 (subscription required)


  • VOTE LIGHT HERE; ...Amendments Pass; Off-Track Betting Proposal Is Approved by a Margin of 3 to 1 in Light City Voting in NYT on November 6, 1963 (subscription required)

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