New York's 44th congressional district

The 44th Congressional District of New York was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York. It was created in 1945. It was eliminated as a result of the 1950 Census. It was last represented by John C. Butler.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
Electoral history District components
District created January 3, 1945
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John C. Butler
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 42nd district, and re-elected here in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
Parts of Erie County
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Chester C. Gorski
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.
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John C. Butler
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
82nd Elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 42nd district and lost renomination.
District eliminated January 3, 1953

Election results[edit]

The following chart shows complete election results.

Year Democratic Republican American Labor
1944 Leon A. Dombrowski: 72,164 John C. Butler (incumbent): 72,402  
1946 James B. Downey: 49,798 John C. Butler (incumbent): 67,495  
1948 Chester C. Gorski: 79,795 John C. Butler (incumbent): 71,275 Robert Williams: 3,062
1950 Chester C. Gorski (incumbent): 66,541 John C. Butler: 69,260 Rufus Frasier: 2,035