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New York State Legislature, 1942
(Meets each year first Wednesday in January; members receive $2,500 salary) SENATORS ELECTED IN 1940 TO SERVE IN 1941-42 1-Perry B. Duryea, R., 18-Chas. Muzzicato, R-AL,Manh'n 35-Fred A. Young, R., Lowville 2-Seymour Halpern, R., Kew Gar 19-Charles D. Perry, D., Manh'n 36-W. H. Hampton, R., Utica 3-P. T. Farrell, D., Ea. Elmhurst 20-A. A. Falk, D., Manhattan 37-I. B Mitchell.R., La Fargeville 4 Carmine J. Marasco, D.,B'kl'n. 21-Lazarus Joseph, D., Bronx 38-G. Frank Wallace, R., Syracuse 5-William Kirnan, D., B'klyn 22-Carl Pack, D., Bronx 6-Edward J. Coughlin, D.,Bklyn 23-John J. Dunnigan, D., Bronx 39-W. W. Stokes, R., Middlefield 7-J. J. Schwartzwald, D., B'klyn 24-Robt. E. Johnson, R., West 'l'gh 41-C. B. Hammond, R., Elmira 40-Roy M. Page, R., Binghamton 8-J. A. Esquirol, D., Brooklyn 25-P. W. Williamson, R.,Scarsdale 42-H. W. Griffith, R., Palmyra 9-Daniel Gutman, D., Brooklyn 26-Wm. F. Condon, R., Yonkers 43-E. S. Warner, R., Phelps 10-Jere F. Twomey, D., Brooklyn 27-T. C. Desmond, R., Newburgh 44-J. R. Hanley, R., Perry 11-James J. Crawford, D., B'klyn 28-A. A. Ryan, Jr., R., Rhinebeck 45-Rodney B.Janes, R.. Pittsford 12-E. F. Quinn, D., Manhattan 29-A. H. Wicks. R., Kingston 46-K. K. Bechtold, R., Rochester 13-Phelps Phelps, D., Manhattan 30 Julian B. Erway, D., Albany 14-Wm. J. Murray, D., Manhat'n 31-C. C.Hastings, R., W.Sand Lake 48-W. J. Mahoney, R., Buffalo 47-Wm, Bewley, R., Lockport 15-John L. Buckley, D.. Manhat'n 32-G. T. Seelye, R., Burnt Hills 49-S J. Wojtkowiak, D., Buffalo 16-F. J. McCaffrey, D., Manhat'n 33-B. F. Feinberg, R., Plattsburg 50-C.O.Burney, Jr., R., Will'msville 17-F. R. Coudert, Jr., R., Manh'n||34-Rhoda F.Graves, R., Gouvernr.51-Jas. W. Riley, R., Olean ASSEMBLYMEN ELECTED IN 1940 TO SERVE IN 1941-42
Albany (1) Geo. W. Foy, D.; (2) Mortimer A.
Allegany-William H. MacKenzie, R., Belmont.
Broome (1) Floyd E. Anderson, R., Maine; (2)
Cataraugus-Leo P. Noonan, R., Farmersville.
Essex S. F. Wickes, R., Ticonderoga.
Lewis-Benj. H. Demo, R., Croghan.
Hester St.; (3) Maurice E. Downing, D., 402
Niagara (1) Jacob E. Hollinger, R., Middleport;
Onondaga (1) Leo W. Breed, R., Baldwinsville;
Ontario Harry R. Marble, R., (R. D.) Holcomb.
Richmond (1) Charles Bormann, D., Stapleton,
Schoharie Arthur L. Parsons, R., Central Bridge.
Suffolk-(1) Edmund R. Lupton, R., Mattituck,
Sullivan-James G. Lyons, D., Monticello.
Montgomery-John F. Bennison, R., Fort Plain.
New York State Government
(Elected November 8, 1938. Terms expire Dec. 31, 1942)
Governor-Herbert H. Lehman, Dem., New York City. $25,000 and Executive Mansion.
Attorney General-John J. Bennett, Jr., Dem., Brooklyn. $12,000.
Among the bureaus or divisions of the State Budget (J. Buckley Bryan-$12,000); National Guard, Adjt. Gen. (Brig. Gen. Ames T. Brown -$8,500); Standards and Purchase (Vacancy$10,000); State Police (Maj. John A. Warner$10,000); Parole (Joseph W. Moore--$12,000); Alcoholic Beverage Control (Henry E. Bruckman$12,000); Housing (Edward Weinfeld-$12,000); Athletic Commission (Brig. Gen. John J. Phelan$7,500); Motor Vehicles (Carroll E. Mealey); Rac
ing Commission (Herbert Bayard Swope): Canals
New York State Judiciary
Terms of Judges end Dec. 31 of year named. Salaries-Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals, $22,500. Associate Judges, $22,000, plus $3,000 each for expenses. Justices of the Supreme Court, $25,000 in New York City; $15,000 in rest of State. Appellate Division: Presiding Justice, $28,500: Associate Justice, $27,000 in New York City: $17,500 and $17,000 in rest of state.
First District (Manhattan and The Bronx; resi-
Appellate Division, First Department (consisting
Second Districts (Counties of Kings, Nassau,
(1952); Joseph Fennelly (1952); Frank E. Johnson
Fourth District (Counties of Clinton, Essex,
Fifth District (Counties of Herkimer, Jefferson,
Sixth District (Counties of Broome, Chemung,
Seventh District (Counties of Cayuga, Livings-
Ninth District (Counties of Dutchess, Orange,
Governors of the State of New York
Source: Official Records
(The order of succession, if the Governor dies or resigns is-Lieutenant Governor; the President of the Senate; the Speaker of the Assembly.) The term has been lengthened to 4 years, after Dec. 31, 1938.
First Dutch Period.
William Tryon, Gov..
James Robertson, Gov.
March 28, 1638 Petrus Stuyvesant, Director Gen...May 11, 1647 Under Dutch rule the powers of government, civil and ecclesiastical, were vested in the Director of the West India Company and his Council.
Robertson and Elliott were Military Governors during the Revolutionary War, but were not recognized by the State of New York.
Government by the Provincial Congress. Peter Van Brough Livingston... May Nathaniel Woodhull, Pres. protemAugust Nathaniel Woodhull. Abraham Yates jr., Pres. pro tem. November John Haring, Pres. pro tem. Nathaniel Woodhull. John Haring, Pres. pro tem Nathaniel Woodhull.. Abraham Yates jr., Pres. pro Abraham Yates jr.. Peter R. Livingston. Abraham Ten Broeck
...June July tem.August
August 28, 1776 September 26, 1776
. March .April
William Smith, Pres. pro tem.
. 28, 1777
August 7, 1678 .Jan. (n.s.) 13, 1681
Thomas Dongan, Gov.
Pierre Van Cortlandt, Pres. Council of Safety
Sir Edmond Andros, Gov
15, 1728 1, 1731 1, 1732 George Clarke, Pres. of Council.. March 10, 1736 George Clarke, Lieut.-Gov.. . October 30, 1736 George Clinton, Gov.. September 22, 1743 Andros was Governor of New England, New York and New Jersey.
Before 1709 the administration of government. when the offices of Governor and Lieutenant-Governor was vacant, was vested in the Council, the right to preside being lodged in the eldest Councilor. From 1702 to 1738 New York and New Jersey had a joint executive, and Lord Cornbury was the first joint incumbent.
Roswell P. Flower.
New York City. Nov. 4, 1879
Nov. 5, 1844
Nov. 3, 1846
New York City.
Nov. 7, 1848
Nov. 5, 1850
Nov. 2, 1852
Nov. 7, 1854
New York City.
Nov. 3, 1891
Nov. 6, 1894
Nov. 3, 1896
Theodore Roosevelt. Oyster Bay Benj. B. Odell jr....Newburgh.. Frank W. Higgins..Olean..
Nov. 8, 1898
Nov. 6, 1900
Nov. 8, 1904
Charles E. Hughes.. New York City. Nov. 6, 1906
John A. Dix..
Nov. 8, 1910
Cadwallader Colden, Lieut.-Gov.November 18, 1761
.October 19, 1770 July
Cadwallader Colden, Lieut.-Gov.September 12, 1769
9, 1771 7, 1774 NOTES ON TABLE
The Constitution of 1777 did not specify the time when the Governor should enter on the duties of his office. Gov. Clinton was declared elected July 9, and qualized on July 30. On Feb. 13, 1787, an act was passed for regulating elections, which provided that the Governor and LieutenantGovernor should enter on the duties of their respective offices on the 1st of July after their election.
The Constitution of 1821 provided that the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor should, after
New York City. Nov. 5, 1912
Martin H. Glynn.
New York City. Nov. 3, 1914
the year 1823, take office on Jan 1.
Cleveland (1882) resigned Jan. 6, 1885, to become President of the United States, and Hill, the Lieutenant-Governor, succeeded him as Governor, and was elected Nov. 6, 1885, for a full term.
Hughes (1906) resigned as Governor, Oct. 6. 1910, to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and was succeeded as Governor by Lieutenant-Governor Horace White. Glynn (1913) was Lieutenant-Governor and became Governor Oct. 17, 1913, when Sulzer, who was impeached, was removed from office.
CITY OF NEW YORK
Source: Legislative Manual of the State
The first wooden church was erected in 1633. In Two years later Fort Amsterdam was built on what is now the site of the Custom House. 1642 the first public meeting place was built on the site of 73 Pearl Street. In 1653 a wall was built along what is now Wall Street, as a protection against attack, being extended along Rector Street in 1673.
New Amsterdam, with a population of about 800, was incorporated as a city on February 2, 1653. The first street was paved in 1657, this running between Broad and Whitehall Streets. On March 12, 1664, King Charles II of England granted all the Dutch land in America, covering what is now The city New York, New Jersey and a part of Connecticut, to his brother James, Duke of York.
was captured by the English on September 8 of
On December 8, 1683, the city was first divided into wards, each of the six with an alderman. On April 27, 1686, the first charter was granted. The first printing press was set up on April 12, 1693. and on October 16, 1725, the first newspaper in New York was founded. A new city hall was completed at Broad and Wall streets in 1700, this becoming "New Federal Hall." and on April 30, 1789, George Washington there took oath of office as first President of the United States. The first city library was founded in 1754. In 1756 a stage route was started between New York and Philadelphia. In 1762 the streets were first lighted at
Mayor Walker resigned on Sept. 1, 1932, during proceedings for his removal, conducted by Gov. F. D. Roosevelt. He was succeeded by Joseph V. McKee, President of the Board of Aldermen, who claimed the right to serve until the end of Walker's term, Dec. 31, 1933; but the Court of Appeals
1918-1925 1932 James J. Walker... 1926-1932 J.V. McKee (Actg.) John P. O'Brien... 1933-1933 F. H. LaGuardia.. 1934
John P. O'Brien, a surrogate of New York County, ordered a special election, and, on Nov. 8, 1932, was chosen by the voters to be Mayor for the balance of the Walker term, succeeding the Acting Mayor, Jan. 1, 1933.
The Mayor, Comptroller, and President of the Council have 3 votes each; Borough Presidents of
Secretary to the Board: Anna H. Clark, Rm. 1356, Municipal Building, Manhattan.
(a) Rufus E. McGahen is also a Commissioner of the Board of Water Supply ($12,000 yearly); receives no salary as Deputy Mayor.
The City Council
Members were elected in November, 1941, for two years. Terms expire Dec. 31, 1943. Salaries: VicePresident and Minority Leaders, $7,500; others,
Departments and Bureaus of the City Government
(All Manhattan, Municipal Bldg., unless otherwise stated)
Accounts-(See Investigation, Department of.) Art Commission of the City of New York(Passes on the designs of all public buildings and works of art intended for public places). Executive Secretary-A. Everett Peterson, City Hall. Assessors, Board of Frederick J. H. Kracke, chairman ($8,500).
Budget, Bureau of-Kenneth Dayton, director ($12,000).
Civil Service Commission, Municipal-Paul J. Kern, president ($8,500); Ferdinand Q. Morton and Wallace S. Sayre ($6,500 each).
Comptroller-Joseph D. McGoldrick ($20,000). Correction, Department of Commissioner (vacancy) ($11,000), 139 Centre Street.
Docks, Department of John McKenzie, commissioner ($10,000), Pier "A", North River.
Education, Board of-James Marshall, president;
Other members of the Board: William R. Crowley,
The Board of Superintendents consists of the Superintendent of Schools, the Deputy Superintendent and seven Associate Superintendents.
The Superintendent of Schools (Harold G. Campbell) receives $25,000; associate superintendents. $12,500.
Education, Board of Higher-Ordway Tead, chairman; Carrie K. Medalie, secretary. Board consists of 21 citizens who are residents of the city, appointed by the Mayor, and the president of the Board of Education, an ex-officio member. Terms of appointed members 9 years. They serve without pay. Administrator-Pearl Bernstein, 695 Park Avenue.
Elections, Board of Appointed by The Council upon the recommendation of the two major political organizations in New York and Kings Counties. Term two years. Salary, $8,000. Borough offices: 400 Broome St., Manhattan; Tremont and 3d Aves., Bronx; 600 Municipal Bldg., Brooklyn; 90-33 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica; 313 Borough Hall, Staten Island.
Finance, Department of-Almerindo Portfolio, treasurer ($10,000).
Fire Department-Patrick Walsh, commissioner ($12,500). Secretary to the department-Richard F. Warner ($5,700).
Health, Department of John L. Rice, M.C., commissioner ($11,000), 125 Worth Street.
Hospitals, Department of-Williard Cole Rappleye, M.D., commissioner ($10,000), 125 Worth Street.
Housing and Buildings, Department of-William Wilson, commissioner ($10,000).
Investigation, Department of-William B. HerJands, commissioner ($10,000), 2 Lafayette Street. Law Department (the Corporation Counsel)
William C. Chanler, Corporation Counsel ($17,500). Licenses, Department of Paul Moss, commissioner ($10,000), 112 White St.
Markets, Department of-William Fellowes Morgan, Jr. ($10,000), 137 Centre Street.
Parks, Department of Robert Moses, commissioner ($13,500), Arsenal Bldg., Fifth Ave. and 64th Street.
Parole Commission-John C. Maher, chairman ($8,000); Mary A. Frasca and Samuel J. Battle ($6,000 each). The Commissioner of Correction and the Police Commissioner are ex-officio members. Secretary-John J. Devitt ($3,500), 100 Centre Street.
Police Department-Lewis J. Valentine, commissioner ($12,500), 240 Centre Street. Vincent E. Finn, chief clerk.
Public Service Commission-(This is a part of the State Government and is put here for reference purposes.) The commissioners are appointed by the Governor with consent of the Senate. Milo R. Maltbie, chairman; George R. Van Namee, George R. Lunn, Neal Brewster and Maurice C. Burritt ($15,000 each); State Office Bldg.. Albany, N. Y.; N. Y. City branch, State Office Bldg., Manhattan. Murray G. Tanner, secretary (Albany); Harold N. Weber, executive secretary (Manhattan). The Transit Commission, Metropolitan Division-William G. Fullen, chairman; Reuben L. Haskell and M. Baldwin Fertig ($15,000 each); 270 Madison Avenue.
Public Works, Department of-Irving V. A. Huie, commissioner ($12,000).
Purchase, Department of Russell Forbes, commissioner ($10,000).
Sanitation, Department of William F. Carey, commissioner ($10,000), 125 Worth Street.
Standards and Appeals, Board of-Harris H. Murdock, chairman ($10,000). Chief Clerk-Joseph J. Doyle ($3,500).
Tax Department-Joseph Lilly, president ($12,000), and 6 commissioners ($9,000 each). Tenement House Department-(Part of the Department of Housing and Building.)
Transit Commission-(See Public Service Commission.)
Transportation, Board of Consists of three members appointed by the Mayor: John H. Delaney, chairman; Frank X. Sullivan and George Keegan ($20,000 each), Secretary, William Jerome Daly ($6,500), 250 Hudson Street.
Triborough Bridge Authority-Paul Loeser, general manager, Randall's Island.
Water Supply, Board of George J. Gillespie, president, Henry Hesterberg and Rufus E. McGahen ($12,000 each), 346 Broadway.
Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, Department of-Patrick Quilty, commissioner ($10,000). Secretary, Mrs. Lucile L. Kraft ($4,000).
Welfare, Department of-William Hodson, commissioner ($11,000), 902 Broadway.