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1914 United States Senate election in New York

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1914 United States Senate election in New York
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← 1909 November 3, 1914 1920 →
James W. Wadsworth, Jr.jpg
Nominee James W. Wadsworth James Watson Gerard
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 639,112 571,419
Percentage 47.04% 42.06%

Senator before election

Elihu Root

Elected Senator

James W. Wadsworth

The United States Senate election of 1914 in New York was held on November 3, 1914. Incumbent Republican Senator Elihu Root chose not to seek re-election. James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. was elected to a succeed Root, defeating Democrat James Watson Gerard.

This election for Senate was the first decided by popular vote in New York, as required following the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment. It is also notable as one of the few political defeats for future President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who lost the Democratic primary to Ambassador James Watson Gerard.

Republican primary




1914 Republican Senate Primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. 89,960 42.85%
Republican William M. Calder 82,895 39.48%
Republican David Jayne Hill 37,102 17.67%
Total votes 209,957 100.00%

Democratic primary




1914 Democratic Senate Primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Watson Gerard 133,815 62.08%
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt 63,879 29.64%
Democratic James S. McDonough 17,862 8.29%
Total votes 154,221 100.00%

Progressive primary



1914 Progressive Senate Primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Bainbridge Colby 27,517 100.00%
Total votes 27,517 100.00%

Independents and third parties


  • Francis E. Baldwin, perennial candidate


Socialist Labor

  • Erwin A. Aucher

General election


1914 United States Senate election in New York[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr. 639,112 52.37%
Democratic James Watson Gerard 571,419 42.06%
Progressive Bainbridge Colby 61,977 4.56%
Socialist Charles Edward Russell 55,266 4.07%
Prohibition Francis E. Baldwin 27,813 2.05%
Socialist Labor Erwin A. Aucher 3,064 0.23%
Total votes 1,358,651 100.00%


  1. ^ "NY US Senate - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. ^ "NY US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ "NY US Senate - PRO Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "NY US Senate". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
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