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New York's 40th congressional district

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New York's 40th congressional district
Obsolete district
Years active1913-1973

The 40th congressional district of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1913 as a result of the 1910 Census. It was eliminated in 1973 as a result of the 1970 redistricting cycle after the 1970 United States census.. It was last represented by Henry P. Smith III who was redistricted into the 36th District.

Past Components


All of Niagara
Parts of Erie


Parts of Monroe


All of Niagara
Parts of Erie

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
District created March 4, 1913
Robert H. Gittins.jpg
Robert H. Gittins
Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 63rd Elected in 1912.
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914.
S. Wallace Dempsey.jpg
S. Wallace Dempsey
Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1931 64th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930.
Walter G. Andrews
Republican March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1945 72nd
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Redistricted to the 42nd district.
George F. Rogers (New York Congressman).jpg
George F. Rogers
Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 79th Elected in 1944.
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection.
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Kenneth B. Keating
Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1953 80th
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 38th district.
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William E. Miller
Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1965 83rd
Redistricted from the 42nd district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Retired to run for U.S. Vice President.
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry P. Smith III
Republican January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 89th
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 36th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1973

Election results

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1970 Edward Cuddy: 50,418 Henry P. Smith III: 87,183
1968 Eugene P. O'Connor: 56,201 Henry P. Smith III: 106,984 James A. Peck (Liberal): 1,949
1966 William Levitt: 54,303 Henry P. Smith III: 85,801
1964 Wesley J. Hilts: 81,531 Henry P. Smith III: 90,745 James A. Peck (Liberal): 3,797
1962 E. Dent Lackey: 67,004 William E. Miller: 72,706
1960 Mariano A. Lucca: 85,005 William E. Miller: 104,752 Albert J. Taylor (Liberal): 5,621
1958 Mariano A. Lucca: 54,728 William E. Miller: 90,066 Hel J. Di Pota (Liberal): 3,354
1956 A. Thorne Hills: 64,872 William E. Miller: 117,051
1954 Mariano A. Lucca: 46,956 William E. Miller: 77,016 Louis Longo (Liberal): 2,233
Nick Curtis (American Labor): 222
1952 E. Dent Lackey: 69,087 William E. Miller: 102,565 John Touralchuk (American Labor): 329
1950 A. Roger Clarke: 52,363 Kenneth B. Keating: 103,710 Marie D'Amico (American Labor): 1,624
1948 George F. Rogers: 85,505 Kenneth B. Keating: 90,305
1946 George F. Rogers: 55,321 Kenneth B. Keating: 84,852
1944 George F. Rogers: 90,369 Joseph J. O'Brien: 88,782
1942 Julian Park: 41,459 Walter G. Andrews: 91,222
1940 Robert A. Hoffman: 76,468 Walter G. Andrews: 119,972
1938 John L. Beyer: 50,705 Walter G. Andrews: 92,271 August Hein (American Labor): 3,907
George Brickner (Socialist): 551
1936 John L. Beyer: 68,241 Walter G. Andrews: 94,682 Melvin A. Payne (Union): 13,593
Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,481
Edwin Richards (Communist): 408
1934 Frank S. Anderson: 50,532 Walter G. Andrews: 69,353 Herman J. Hahn (Socialist): 4,627
1932 Ralph W. Nolan: 54,363 Walter G. Andrews: 92,929 Herman J. Hahn (Socialist): 3,209
1930 Roland Crangle: 27,268 Walter G. Andrews: 61,333 Frank C. Perkins (Independent Citizen): 5,126
Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,535
1928 John M. Powers: 46,860 S. Wallace Dempsey: 99,896 James Battistoni (Socialist): 5,973
1926 William F. Sheehan: 27,751 S. Wallace Dempsey: 60,310 Thomas Justice (Socialist): 3,689
1924 Thurman W. Stoner: 26,382 S. Wallace Dempsey: 66,939 Eustace Reynolds (Socialist): 5,478
1922 Philip Clancy: 21,590 S. Wallace Dempsey: 41,754 John W. Slacer (Prohibition): 2,530
1920 Frank S. Nicholason: 19,253 S. Wallace Dempsey: 56,129 Augustus Meas (Socialist): 5,389


  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • Election Statistics 1920–present Clerk of the House of Representatives

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