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The 38th 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 1983 as a result of the 1980 Census. It was last represented by Jack Kemp who was redistricted into the 31st District.

Contents

Past Components

1973-1983:

Parts of Erie

1971-1973:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Steuben
Parts of Erie

1963-1971:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Schuyler, Steuben

1953-1963:

All of Wayne
Parts of Monroe

1945-1953:

All of Cayuga, Cortland, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates

1913-1945:

Parts of Monroe

Representatives

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1913
Thomas B. Dunn Republican March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1923
Meyer Jacobstein Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1929
James L. Whitley Republican March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935
James P.B. Duffy Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
George B. Kelly Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Joseph J. O'Brien Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945
John Taber Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 36th district, redistricted to 36th district
Kenneth B. Keating Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1959 redistricted from 40th district
Jessica M. Weis Republican January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1963
Charles E. Goodell Republican January 3, 1963 – September 9, 1968 redistricted from 43rd district, resigned to take seat in United States Senate
vacant September 10, 1968 – January 2, 1969
James F. Hastings Republican January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 redistricted to 39th district
Jack Kemp Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 redistricted from 39th district, redistricted to 31st district
District eliminated January 3, 1983

Election results

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1980 Gale A. Denn: 37,875 Jack Kemp: 167,434
1978 Jack Kemp: 113,928 James A. Peck (Liberal): 6,204
1976 Peter J. Geraci: 46,307 Jack Kemp: 165,702
1974 Barbara C. Wicks: 48,929 Jack Kemp: 126,687
1972 Anthony P. LoRusso: 57,585 Jack Kemp: 156,967
1970 James G. Cretekos: 37,961 James F. Hastings: 94,906
1968 Wilbur White, Jr.: 47,093 James F. Hastings: 90,281 Gust E. Johnson (Conservative): 3,594
Charles F. Schwartz (Liberal): 1,353
1966 Edison Le Roy, Jr.: 35,785 Charles E. Goodell: 82,137 Charles F. Schwartz (Liberal): 2,546
Lloyd R. Murphy (Conservative): 1,695
1964 Robert V. Kelley: 61,179 Charles E. Goodell: 90,201
1962 T. Joseph Lynch: 36,992 Charles E. Goodell: 83,361 Leo M. Brushingham (Liberal): 1,611
1960 Arthur B. Curran, Jr.: 84,716 Jessica M. Weis: 114,871
1958 Alphonse L. Cassetti: 66,806 Jessica M. Weis: 92,944
1956 Reed Harding: 53,477 Kenneth B. Keating: 135,572
1954 Rubin Brodsky: 40,400 Kenneth B. Keating: 103,293
1952 Victor Kruppenbacher: 56,177 Kenneth B. Keating: 128,566 Manuel Gitlin (American Labor): 691
1950 Robert G. Gordon: 31,115 John Taber: 68,474
1948 Francis J. Souhan: 48,222 John Taber: 66,695
1946 George T. Franklin: 24,576 John Taber: 63,382
1944 Frank J. Erwin: 36,327 John Taber: 75,432 Walter O'Hagan (American Labor): 3,294
1942 Walden Moore: 53,889 Joseph J. O'Brien: 77,970
1940 George B. Kelly: 86,197 Joseph J. O'Brien: 92,866
1938 George B. Kelly: 63,325 Joseph J. O'Brien: 80,963 James Oakes (Socialist): 777
1936 George B. Kelly: 82,708 Joseph Fritsch, Jr.: 72,910 Glenn W. Simpson: 2,519
Richard M. Briggs (Socialist): 1,680
Ezra Harari (Communist): 414
1934 James P.B. Duffy: 64,434 James L. Whitley: 50,066 Jack Britt Gearity (Socialist): 2,876
Getrude Walsh (Communist): 921
James A. Alesi: 464
Harry Paul: 213
1932 Charles Stanton: 58,775 James L. Whitley: 64,003 Arthur Rathjen (Law Preservation): 12,097
Richard M. Briggs (Socialist): 3,637
1930 Nelson E. Spencer: 37,500 James L. Whitley: 50,083 Harry Hoffman (Socialist): 2,985
1928 Charles Stanton: 43,009 James L. Whitley: 47,298 William MacFarlane: 38,324
Charles Messinger (Socialist): 2,782
1926 Meyer Jacobstein: 42,803 James E. Cuff: 41,191 William J. Bolton (Socialist): 3,514
1924 Meyer Jacobstein: 63,997 John J. McInerney: 33,895
1922 Meyer Jacobstein: 35,319 Frederick T. Pierson: 33,690 Joel Moses (Socialist): 5,101
1920 Hiram R. Wood: 20,281 Thomas B. Dunn: 56,796 Charles Messinger (Socialist): 8,369
H.C. Gregory (Farmer-Labor): 659

References

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