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57th New York State Legislature

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57th New York State Legislature
56th 58th
Old State Capitol at Albany NY.jpg
The Old State Capitol (1879)
JurisdictionNew York, United States
TermJanuary 1 – December 31, 1834
PresidentLt. Gov. John Tracy (J)
Party controlJacksonian (25-7)
SpeakerWilliam Baker (J)
Party controlJacksonian
1stJanuary 7 – May 6, 1834

The 57th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 7 to May 6, 1834, during the second year of William L. Marcy's governorship, in Albany.


Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1821, 32 Senators were elected on general tickets in eight senatorial districts for four-year terms. They were divided into four classes, and every year eight Senate seats came up for election. Assemblymen were elected countywide on general tickets to a one-year term, the whole Assembly being renewed annually.

At the time of the state election in 1833, there were three political parties: the Jacksonian Democrats, the Anti-Masonic Party, and the National Republican Party. The latter two parties had formed an Anti-Jacksonian bloc at the previous election.


The State election was held from November 4 to 6, 1833. State Senators Thomas Armstrong (7th D.) and Albert H. Tracy (8th D.) were re-elected. Leonard Maison (2nd D.), John C. Kemble (3rd D.), Isaac W. Bishop (4th D.), Ebenezer Mack (6th D.); and Assembly Speaker Charles L. Livingston (1st D.) and Assembly Clerk Francis Seger (5th D.) were also elected to the Senate. Tracy was an Anti-Jacksonian, the other seven were Jacksonians.


The Legislature met for the regular session at the Old State Capitol in Albany on January 7, 1834; and adjourned on May 6.

William Baker (J) was elected Speaker unopposed.

On February 7, the Legislature re-elected State Treasurer Abraham Keyser, Jr.

On January 15, Assemblyman Samuel S. Bowne introduced "An act to abolish capital punishment, and to provide for the punishment of certain crimes". On March 8, the Assembly rejected the bill, after much debate, with a vote of 49 to 37.[1]

About the time of the New York City election in April 1834, the Anti-Jacksonians assumed the name of Whig Party, and the Jacksonians became the Democratic Party.

The Whig state convention nominated State Senator William H. Seward for governor, and Silas M. Stilwell for lieutenant governor.

The Democratic state convention met on September 10 at Herkimer and nominated Gov. Marcy and Lt. Gov. Tracy for re-election.

State Senate


Note: There are now 62 counties in the State of New York. The counties which are not mentioned in this list had not yet been established, or sufficiently organized, the area being included in one or more of the abovementioned counties.


The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Charles L. Livingston changed from the Assembly to the Senate.

District Senators Term left Party Notes
First Jonathan S. Conklin* 1 year Jacksonian
Harman B. Cropsey* 2 years Jacksonian
Myndert Van Schaick* 3 years Jacksonian
Charles L. Livingston* 4 years Jacksonian
Second David M. Westcott* 1 year Jacksonian
Allan Macdonald* 2 years Jacksonian also Postmaster of White Plains
John Sudam* 3 years Jacksonian
Leonard Maison 4 years Jacksonian
Third Herman I. Quackenboss* 1 year Jacksonian
John W. Edmonds* 2 years Jacksonian
Peter Gansevoort* 3 years Jacksonian
John C. Kemble 4 years Jacksonian
Fourth William I. Dodge* 1 year Jacksonian
Josiah Fisk* 2 years Jacksonian
Louis Hasbrouck* 3 years Anti-Jacksonian died on August 20, 1834
Isaac W. Bishop 4 years Jacksonian
Fifth Henry A. Foster* 1 year Jacksonian
Robert Lansing* 2 years Jacksonian
John G. Stower* 3 years Jacksonian
Francis Seger 4 years Jacksonian
Sixth Charles W. Lynde* 1 year Anti-Jacksonian
John G. McDowell* 2 years Jacksonian also Postmaster of Chemung
John F. Hubbard* 3 years Jacksonian
Ebenezer Mack 4 years Jacksonian
Seventh William H. Seward* 1 year Anti-Jacksonian
Jehiel H. Halsey* 2 years Jacksonian
Samuel L. Edwards* 3 years Jacksonian
Thomas Armstrong* 4 years Jacksonian
Eighth Trumbull Cary* 1 year Anti-Jacksonian
(John Birdsall*) 2 years Anti-Jacksonian did not take his seat during this session,[2]
and resigned on June 5, 1834
John Griffin* 3 years Anti-Jacksonian
Albert H. Tracy* 4 years Anti-Jacksonian


State Assembly


Note: There are now 62 counties in the State of New York. The counties which are not mentioned in this list had not yet been established, or sufficiently organized, the area being included in one or more of the abovementioned counties.


The asterisk (*) denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued as members of this Legislature.

The party affiliations follow the vote on State officers on February 7 and April 17.[3]

District Assemblymen Party Notes
Albany Aaron Livingston Jacksonian
Barent P. Staats Jacksonian
Prentice Williams Jr. Jacksonian
Allegany Lewis Wood Jacksonian
Broome David C. Case Jacksonian
Cattaraugus Chauncey J. Fox* Anti-Jacksonian
Cayuga Dennis Arnold Jacksonian
Cornelius Cuykendall Jacksonian
Andrew Groom Jacksonian
Noyes Palmer Jacksonian
Chautauqua James Hall Jacksonian
Thomas A. Osborne Jacksonian
Chenango Joseph P. Chamberlin Jacksonian
Milo Hunt Jacksonian
Wells Wait Jacksonian
Clinton Miles Stevenson* Jacksonian
Columbia Henry C. Barnes
John F. Collin
John Snyder
Cortland Stephen Bogardus Jacksonian
Oliver Kingman Jacksonian
Delaware Samuel Gordon Jacksonian also Postmaster of Delhi
Amasa J. Parker Jacksonian
Dutchess Theodore V. W. Anthony Jacksonian
William H. Bostwick Jacksonian
Henry Conklin* Jacksonian
James Mabbett Jacksonian
Erie Joseph Clary Jacksonian
Carlos Emmons Anti-Jacksonian
Essex Barnabas Myrick Jacksonian
Franklin Jabez Parkhurst* Anti-Jacksonian
Genesee Truman Lewis Anti-Jacksonian
Peter Patterson* Anti-Jacksonian
Rufus Robertson* Anti-Jacksonian
Greene Benedict Bagley
Sylvester Nichols Jacksonian
Hamilton and
Clark S. Grinnell Jacksonian
Azel Hough Jacksonian
Daniel Morrell Jacksonian
Herkimer Augustus Beardslee Jacksonian
Timothy L. Campbell Jacksonian
Charles Dyer Jacksonian
Jefferson William H. Angel* Jacksonian
Calvin McKnight Jacksonian
Eli West Jacksonian
Kings Philip Brasher Jacksonian
Lewis George D. Ruggles Jacksonian
Livingston Salmon G. Grover
Tabor Ward Jacksonian
Madison Sardis Dana Jacksonian
Benjamin Enos Jacksonian
Henry T. Sumner Jacksonian
Monroe Elihu Church Jacksonian
Fletcher Mathews Haight Jacksonian
Jeremy S. Stone Jacksonian
New York Abraham Cargill Jacksonian
John W. Degrauw Jacksonian
Daniel Dusenbury Jacksonian
Thomas Herttell* Jacksonian
Henry Hone Jacksonian
John McKeon* Jacksonian
Robert H. Morris* Jacksonian
Mordecai Myers* Jacksonian
Benjamin Ringgold* Jacksonian
Peter S. Titus Jacksonian
Minthorne Tompkins* Jacksonian
Niagara Robert Fleming Anti-Jacksonian
Oneida Pomeroy Jones Jacksonian
Israel S. Parker Jacksonian
Hiram Shays Jacksonian
Aaron Stafford Jacksonian
Ithai Thompson Jacksonian
Onondaga Squire M. Brown Jacksonian
Jared H. Parker Jacksonian
Oliver R. Strong Jacksonian
Horace Wheaton Jacksonian
Ontario Peter Mitchell Jacksonian
Oliver Phelps Jacksonian
Aaron Younglove Jacksonian
Orange Merit H. Cash Jacksonian
Gilbert O. Fowler Jacksonian
Charles Winfield Jacksonian
Orleans Asa Clark Jr. Jacksonian
Oswego Orville Robinson Jacksonian also Surrogate of Oswego Co.
Otsego William Baker* Jacksonian elected Speaker
Samuel S. Bowne Jacksonian
Ransom Spafard Jacksonian
William Temple
Putnam Jonathan Morehouse Jacksonian
Queens Thomas B. Jackson* Jacksonian
Rensselaer Archibald Bull Jacksonian
Smith Germond Jacksonian
Nicholas B. Harris Anti-Jacksonian
James Yates Jacksonian
Richmond Paul Mersereau Jacksonian
Rockland Daniel Johnson Jacksonian
St. Lawrence Sylvester Butrick* Jacksonian
Jabez Willes Jacksonian
Saratoga Solomon Ellithorp Jacksonian
Thomas J. Marvin Jacksonian
Eli M. Todd Jacksonian
Schenectady Simeon Schermerhorn Jacksonian
Schoharie Watson Orr Jacksonian
John G. Young Jacksonian
Seneca Peter Bockoven Jacksonian
John D. Coe Jacksonian
Steuben Joshua Healy Jacksonian
William Kernan* Jacksonian
Suffolk William Sidney Smith Jacksonian
John Terry Jacksonian
Sullivan Anthony Hasbrouck Jacksonian
Tioga John R. Drake Jacksonian also First Judge of the Tioga Co. Court
George Gardner Jacksonian
Tompkins George B. Guinnip Jacksonian
Charles Humphrey Anti-Jacksonian
Thomas B. Sears
Ulster Samuel Culver Jacksonian
Daniel Le Fever Jacksonian
Warren Thomas Archibald Jacksonian
Washington Charles F. Ingalls Jacksonian
Melancton Wheeler Jacksonian
James Wright Jacksonian
Wayne James P. Bartle Jacksonian
Russell Whipple Jacksonian
Westchester Joseph H. Anderson* Jacksonian
Edwin Crosby Jacksonian
Horatio Lockwood* Jacksonian
Yates James P. Robinson Jacksonian


  • Clerk: Philip Reynolds Jr.
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Daniel Dygert
  • Doorkeeper: Alonzo Crosby
  • Assistant Doorkeeper: Samuel Campbell


  1. ^ see Journal of the Assembly (pg. 93, 355, 365, 387, 398 and 410)
  2. ^ see Journal of the Senate (57th Session)
  3. ^ see Journal of the Assembly (57th Session) (1834, pg. 222f and 807f)


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