New York's 42nd congressional district

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The 42nd 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 as a result of the 1960 Census. It was last represented by John R. Pillion, who was redistricted into the 39th District.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1913
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Daniel A. Driscoll
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
Redistricted from the 35th district. Parts of Erie
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William F. Waldow
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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James M. Mead
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
December 2, 1938
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to take seat in United States Senate.
Vacant December 3, 1938 –
January 2, 1939
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Pius L. Schwert
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
March 11, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 12, 1941 –
April 21, 1941
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John C. Butler
Republican April 22, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 44th district.
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Walter G. Andrews
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 40th district. All of Niagara, Parts of Erie
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William L. Pfeiffer
Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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William E. Miller
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 40th district.
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John R. Pillion
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 39th district.
Parts of Erie
District eliminated January 3, 1963

Election results[edit]

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 James M. Mead: 22,869 C. Hamilton Cook: 21,224 John H. Gibbons (Socialist): 3,218
1922 James M. Mead: 25,070 Louis J. Schwendler: 12,494 Jacob F. Griesinger (Socialist): 2,913
1924 James M. Mead: 28,152 Richard S. Persons: 25,236 Amy R. Juengling (Socialist): 2,778
1926 James M. Mead: 28,873 John Bruno McGrath: 19,362 Florence A. McCarthy (Socialist): 1,498
1928 James M. Mead: 44,373 C. Hamilton Cook: 31,785
1930 James M. Mead: 33,195 Frank A. Dorn: 16,072 Clara Haushammer (Socialist): 1,308
1932 James M. Mead: 51,516 Henry Adsit Bull: 30,230 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,410
1934 James M. Mead: 49,251 Walter J. Lohr: 26,036 Marklet H. Harding (Socialist): 1,917
1936 James M. Mead: 57,132 Eugene D. Crooker: 32,395 Anthony Fitzgibbons: 6,840
John J. Szczepaniak: 3,384
Fred Riefler (Socialist): 1,304
Mattie Green (Communist) 168
1938 Pius L. Schwert: 39,287 John C. Butler: 36,326 John A. Ulinksi: 9,537
John E. Kralisz: 414
Connie Wilson (Socialist): 274
1940 Pius L. Schwert: 64,250 Edward F. Moss: 44,866 Mattie Green (Communist) 227
1942 Frank J. Caffery: 34,248 John C. Butler: 39,650
1944 William Haeseler, Jr.: 62,590 Walter G. Andrews: 83,781
1946 William R. Lupton: 43,028 Walter G. Andrews: 71,862
1948 Mary Louise Nice: 69,290 William L. Pfeiffer: 75,842 Emanuel Fried (American Labor): 3,427
1950 Mary Louise Nice: 53,310 William E. Miller: 75,377
1952 Chester C. Gorski: 81,201 John R. Pillion: 100,434 Charles T. Asque (American Labor): 238
1954 John J. Zablotny: 60,880 John R. Pillion: 82,707
1956 James Kane, Jr.: 80,568 John R. Pillion: 117,178 David E. Gundlach (Liberal): 2,027
1958 Joseph R. Stiglmeier: 69,747 John R. Pillion: 99,799
1960 Charles J. McCabe: 93,492 John R. Pillion: 122,073 James A. Peck (Liberal): 4,979

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