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1962 New York state election

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1962 New York gubernatorial election
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← 1958 November 6, 1962 1966 →
Nelson Rockefeller 1963 (cropped).jpg
Robert Morgenthau 1962 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Nelson Rockefeller Robert Morgenthau
Party Republican Democratic
Alliance Liberal
Running mate Malcolm Wilson John J. Burns
Popular vote 3,081,587 2,552,418
Percentage 53.1% 44.0%

1962 New York gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results

Rockefeller:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Morgenthau:      50-60%

Governor before election

Nelson Rockefeller

Elected Governor

Nelson Rockefeller

The 1962 New York state election was held on November 6, 1962, to elect the governor, the lieutenant governor, the state comptroller, the attorney general, a judge of the New York Court of Appeals and a U.S. Senator, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.


Judge Charles W. Froessel would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.


The Socialist Labor state convention met on April 1, and nominated again the same ticket as in 1958, headed by Eric Hass for Governor[1]

The Democratic state convention met from September 16 to 18 at Syracuse, New York, and nominated U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Robert M. Morgenthau for Governor on the second ballot over Frank D. O'Connor, Samuel S. Stratton, Howard J. Samuels, James Farley, and Abraham Beame. They also nominated Mayor of Binghamton John J. Burns for Lieutenant Governor;[2] Manhattan Borough President Edward R. Dudley for Attorney General; James B. Donovan for the U.S. Senate; and re-nominated the incumbent Comptroller Arthur Levitt.[3]

The Republican state convention met on September 19 at Buffalo, New York, and renominated the incumbents Rockefeller, Wilson, Lefkowitz and Javits; and completed the ticket with John P. Lomenzo for Comptroller and New York Supreme Court Justice Marcus G. Christ for the Court of Appeals.[4]

The Liberal Party met on September 19, and endorsed the Democratic ticket.[5]

The Socialist Workers Party nominated a full slate, and filed a petition to nominate candidates.[6]

The Conservative Party selected on July 13 David H. Jaquith to run for Governor.[7] They filed a petition to nominate candidates which was challenged by the Republicans. On October 1, the Republican State Chairman L. Judson Morhouse announced that his party dropped the suit, and the ticket went on the ballot.[8]


Four Republicans and two Democrat/Liberals were elected.

The incumbents Rockefeller, Wilson, Levitt, Lefkowitz and Javits were re-elected.

1962 state election results
Office Republican ticket Democratic ticket Liberal ticket Conservative ticket Socialist Workers ticket Socialist Labor ticket
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller 3,081,587 Robert M. Morgenthau 2,309,743 Robert M. Morgenthau 242,675 David H. Jaquith[9] 141,877 Richard Garza[10] 19,698 Eric Hass 9,762
Lieutenant Governor Malcolm Wilson John J. Burns[11] John J. Burns E. Vernon Carbonara[12] Sylvia Weinstein[13] John Emanuel[14]
Comptroller John P. Lomenzo 2,363,102 Arthur Levitt 2,883,064 Arthur Levitt 271,100 Thomas D. Cole[15] 99,971 Allen Taplin[16] 20,068 Milton Herder[17] 9,019
Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz 3,111,072 Edward R. Dudley 2,194,584 Edward R. Dudley 214,069 Frederick S. Dennin[18] 99,464 Leroy McRae[19] 21,086 (none)
Judge of the Court of Appeals Marcus G. Christ[20] 2,653,995 John F. Scileppi 2,469,760 John F. Scileppi 244,394 (none) (none) (none)
U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits 3,269,417 James B. Donovan 2,113,772 James B. Donovan 175,551 Kieran O'Doherty[21] 116,151 Carl Feingold[22] 17,440 Stephen Emery[23] 7,786

Note: The vote for Governor is used to define ballot access, for automatic access are necessary 50,000 votes.


  1. ^ HASS NOMINATED AGAIN in NYT on April 2, 1962 (subscription required)
  2. ^ MORGENTHAU NOMINATED TO OPPOSE ROCKEFELLER; VICTOR ON SECOND BALLOT in NYT on September 18, 1962 (subscription required)
  4. ^ GOVERNOR VOWS HARD CAMPAIGN; IS RENOMINATED in NYT on September 20, 1962 (subscription required)
  5. ^ DEMOCRATS GET LIBERAL SUPPORT; Party Endorses Morgenthau Ticket in NYT on September 20, 1962 (subscription required)
  6. ^ Trotskyite Party Leaders Claim Vote Support From Cuban Crisis in NYT on October 30, 1962 (subscription required)
  7. ^ Conservative Party Candidate Picked to Oppose Rockefeller; David H. Jaquith, Syracuse Industrialist and Follower of Goldwater, Is Chosen in NYT on July 14, 1962 (subscription required)
  8. ^ G.O.P. ENDS SUIT ON CONSERVATIVES; New Party Assured a Place on State Ballot Nov. 6 in NYT on October 2, 1962 (subscription required)
  9. ^ David H. Jaquith (b. April 18, 1918 Syracuse), industrialist
  10. ^ Richard Garza (born c. 1928 The Bronx), "restaurant worker and seaman," ran also for Mayor of New York in 1961
  11. ^ John J. Burns (1921–2004), Mayor of Binghamton 1958–62; New York Democratic state chair 1965–71; New York City Water Supply Commissioner
  12. ^ Prof. Emil Vernon Carbonara (1897–1968), insurance broker, of Rockville Centre, adjunct professor at New York University School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, VERNON CARBONARA, INSURANCE BROKER Obit in NYT on June 14, 1968 (subscription required)
  13. ^ Sylvia Weinstein (1926–2001), of Brooklyn, "housewife"
  14. ^ John Emanuel (born c. 1908 in Greece), fur worker, ran also for Comptroller in 1954; and for Lieutenant Governor in 1958
  15. ^ Thomas D. Cole (born c. 1900), of Lockport, President of the Lockport Cotton Batting Co.
  16. ^ Allen Taplin (born c. 1939), B.S., "photo-offset compositor"
  17. ^ Milton Herder (born c. 1917), "commercial artist", ran also in 1958
  18. ^ Frederick S. Dennin (born c. 1923), of Lake Placid
  19. ^ Leroy McRae (born c. 1940), "compositor," studied law at Pennsylvania State University
  20. ^ Marcus G. Christ (c. 1901 – 1988), of New Hyde Park, New York Supreme Court justice 1954-76, Appellate Division (2nd Dept.) 1959–76, Presiding justice 1970–76, Marcus Christ, 87, Ex-Presiding Justice Of New York Court Obit in NYT on March 5, 1988
  21. ^ Kieran E. O'Doherty (c. 1927 – 1991), lawyer, ran also for Lieutenant Governor in 1966, K. E. O'Doherty, 64, a Founder of New York's Conservative Party Obit in NYT on May 27, 1991
  22. ^ Carl Feingold, "graduate chemist and physicist" from Los Angeles State College
  23. ^ Stephen Emery (born c. 1908), "subway train dispatcher", of New York City, ran also for the U.S. Senate in 1950 and 1958; and for Lieutenant Governor in 1954

Vote totals from New York Red Book 1963

See also

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