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ten miles of travel in going to or returning from the place of meeting once in each session. Ten dollars
per day in addition is allowed when the Senate aloue is convened in extraordinary session, or when acting
as a court for the trial of impeachments. The Lieutenant-Governor is ex-officio President of the Senate.
DAVID B. RILL (Dem.), President. JOHN ,C. JACOBS (Dem.). President wo tempore.

JOHN W, VROOMAN (Rep.), Clerk.

ful candidate for Member of Assembly fn 1863 and
1865, running against J. C. Perry the first year and
W. W Goodrich the second, and the Democratic
candidate for Clerk of the House In 1864 ; he was
elected to the Assembly in 1866. and served in that
body continuously until 1873, his majority being
usually larger than the State ticket received. In 1869
he served on the Committee on Commerce and Nav-
igation and several special committees, and in 1870
was Chairman of the Committee on "Ways and
Means and a member of the Committees or. Insurance
and Grievances; in 1871 he was a member of Griev-
ances, Judiciary, and Ways and Means, and chair-
man o. the latter ; in 1872 he was a member of Ways
and Means and Petitions of Aliens, and in 1873 he
wad a member of Ways and Means, Insurance and
Rules. He was a member of the Senate in 1874, '75.
'76, '77, '78, '79, from the then third district, and in
1880, '81, from the fourth district, serving on the
Committees on Finance, Cities, Privileges and Elec-
tions, Printing, Grievances, and Rules, and was
elected to the present Senate by a plurality of 431,
his opponents being George W. Bailey (Rep, ),
and Fergus A. Renton (Ind ) His majority in
1873 was 3,284 in 1875, 39, in 1877, 5,157. and in 1879,

Fifth District,
(Richmond county, and 1st, 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th, 8th, 14th
and parts of the 4th and 9th wards of New York

JOHN G BOYD (Tam. Dem.), of New York city
(13 Yandam street.) Mr. B. was born in Ireland
June 18, 1838; educated in McGill College, Mon-
treal, and University of the city of New York, re-
ceiving the degrees of A. B. and B. C. L. from the
former, and M. D. from the latter, though he never
practiced medicine. At one time he was editor and
proprietor of a newspaper in Canada. He is now a
lawyer. He has been a member of the Tammany
Hall general committee for some years, and is also
an active member of the anti-monopoly league, and
last fall was nominated for Senator by that organi-
zation, being its first candidate for office in this
State. He was also nominated by the Tammany
and Irving Hall wings of the Democracy. He
was elected to the Senate by a majority of 200 over
Edward Hogan (County Dem.), who was chosen to
the last Senate by a majority of 6,505, The Republi-
cans made no nomination.

Sixth District.

(7th, 11th and 13th wards, and part of the 4th ward
of New York city.)

New York city (35 Madison 6treet). Mr. G. wae
born in New York city, of Irish parents, November
29, 1853. He was educated at St. James Parochial
School, 1857-63, and La Salle Institute, 1863-'67, both
under the charge of the Brothers of the Christian
Schools ; has been connected as clerk with several
business and law Arms in New York; for several
years he was employed by the Corporation Counsel
in procuring and presenting evidence relative to
fraudulent claims prior to 1872. In January, 1872,
through the influence of Hon. B Roosevelt, he was
appointed a cadet at West Point, but declined. He

First District.

'Suffolk and Queens counties. Ponulation, 136,219 )
JAMES W COVERT (Dem.), of Flushing, Queens
county. Mr. 0. was born at Mill Neck. Queens
county, September 2, 1842. He was educated at
public schools and under private tutors : is a lawyer ;
was School Commissioner in Queens county from
1867 to 1870, and Assistant District-Attorney for the
same period, and Surrogate of the county from 1870
to 1874. He was Representative in Congress from
the first district, from 1876 to 1880, serving as Chair-
man of the Committee on Agriculture and member
of Claims and various special committees ; and was
sleeted to the Senate by a majority of 1,743,* ever
John Birdsall (Rep.), who was elected to the last
Senate by a majority of 2,343.

Second District,

(1st, 2d, 5th, 9lh, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 22d wards
of Brooklyn, and towns of Flatbush, Gravesend
and New Utrecht. Kings county.)
JOHN J. KIERNAN (Dem.), of Brooklyn (56
First place). Mr. K. was born in Brooklyn, Febru-
ary 1, 1847, educated in private academies, and is a
financial and telegraphic news agent. He was elected
10 the Senate by a majority of 8,236 over Robert
Johnston (Rep.,» The Democratic majority in 1879
was 7,767.

Third District
(3d ; 4th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 19th, 20th-. 21?t and 23d wards
of Brooklyn. )
CHARLES H. RUSSELL (Rep.), of New York
(52 William 6treet). Mr. R. was born at Canton,
St. Lawrence county, July 11, 1845, and was edu-
cated at Canton Academy and St. Lawrence Uni-
versity from 1857 to 1363. He was formerly a bank
clerk, and is now a lawyer. He was a Member of
Assembly in 1880, 1881, serving as Chairman of the
Insurance Committee and Member of Judiciary,
Cities, Grievances and Public Lands. In the House
he had charge of the Single Head Charter, the bill
to reorganize the Charities Department of Kings
county, and the bill to repeal the county clerks'
copying act for the same county. He was elected
to the Senate by a majority of 3,9u2 over Thomas S.
Morris (Dem.) The Republican majority in 187D
was 20C.

Fourth District.
(14th. 15th, 16tn, 17th, 18th. 24th and 25th wards of
Brooklyn, and towns of New Lots and Flatlands,
in Kings county. „ „

JOHN C. JACOBS (Dem.), of Brooklyn. Mr. J.
was born in Lancaster county, Penn., December 10,
1838; is a descendant of revolutionary stock, and of
German origin on the maternal side; received a com-
mon school education, leaving school at the age of
14; has been a printer and journalist, and is now a
lawyer; was for several years the Albany corre-
spondent of the New York World and other papers,
and was a war correspondent of New York journals
during McClellan's campaign; he was an unsuccess-

* The full vote for State Senators is given on nage


Evening Jovrnal Almanac, 1888.

was Recording Clerk in the County Clerk's Office,
under Wm. Walsh, in 1874, and was a Census Enu-
merator in 1«75. He afterward studied law, and
now practices that profession. He was a member of
Assembly in 1877, '78, '79, serving on various import-
ant committees, and taking an active part in debates,
and in legislation affecting New York city. He has
always been attached to the Tammany Hall organ-
ization. He was elected to the Senate by a majority
of 2,063 over Jacob Seebacher (County Dem.), who
was chosen to the last Senate by a plurality of 5,39S.

Seventh District.

(10th and 17th wards and part of the"15th„ 18th and

21st wards of New York city.)

JAMES DALY (Dem.), of New Y r ork city [(128
East Tenth street). Mr. D. was born in Ireland,
August 15, 1845, and received his education in Queens
College, Galvvay, being intended lor holy orders.
Since the completion of his studies, however, he has
been engaged in mercantile pursuits, and is now a
broker. He became connected with New York poli-
tics in 187o, when he was identified with the Reform
movement in opposition to the Tammany regime.
He was a member of Assembly in 1874, 1875 and 1878,
serving as Chairman of the Committee on Cities in
1875, and being identified with the Canal Reform and
Excise measures in 1878. He was elected to the
Senate by a majorit v of 2,356 over John B. Voskamp
(Rep. ) The Republican plurality in 1879 was 428.
Mr. D. [ran^about 1.500 votes ahead of the State
ticket. ,

Eighth District.

(16th ward, and parts of the 9th, 15th, 18th, 20th and

21st wards of New York_city.)

York city (26 and 23 North William street). Mr. B.
was born in New York, June 10,1842; educated in
Public School No. 3; learned the trade of a brick-
layer, and worked some time as a journeyman; has
for several years past been a journalist, and was
Albany correspondent of the New York Star in 1877,
'80. He was clerk in the War Department, 1364-'C7,
having charge of special releases by President Lin-
coln of rebels confined in Northern prisons; Assis-
tant Assessor of Internal Revenue, 1 9th district,
1863; Inspector of the Building Department in New
York, 1871-73. He took an active part in the trade
movements in New York, from 1S68 to 1872, being
President of a local union and Secretary of a na-
tional union. He enlisted in Company E, 12th N. Y.
S. M., April 18, 1861, for three months, and was dis-
charged August 5, 1801. He then re-enlisted in Sep-
tember following in the 1st New York Volunteer
Engineers, Col. E. W. Serrell, and was with that
regiment during the taking and fortifying of Hilton
Head.,S. C, the reduction of Fort Pulaski, Ga., the
battles on James Island, and others; fought in the
Department of the South until December, 1863, when
he was discharged under the operation of an Act of
Congress relating to staff officers, he being then
Sergeant-Major. While acting as correspondent in
the Assembly he drafted measures relating to ap-
prenticeship, conspiracy law and prison contract
system. He has been a member of the Ninth Assem-
bly District Democratic General Committee since
1S75. He was a member of Assembly in 1878, '81,
serving on the Committees on Education, Commerce
and Navigation, Militia and Printing, and identifying
himself with much important legislation, notably
with respect to the coal combination, and other
monopolies, and in the interest of education in New
York city. He was elected to the Senate by a plur-
ality of 739, his opponents being Frederick W. Gibbs
(Rep.), and Henry E. Tremain (Ind. Rep.) He
was a candidate for the last Senate, but was defeated
by Robert H. Strahan by 30 votes.

Ninth District.

(Parts of the ISth, 19th and 21st wards of New York


JAMES FITZGERALD (Dem.), of New York

city (222 East Twenty-sixth street). Mr F. was

born in Ireland, October 28, 1850, and was edu-
cated chiefly in the public schools and at private
academies in New York. He studied law in Colum-
bia College Law School, and now practices the legal
profession. He was a member, of Assembly in 1878,
serving on the Committees on State Charitable So-
cieties and Sub-Committee of the Whole, and was
elected to the Senate by a majority of 2,211 over
Francis B. Spinola (Tarn. Dem.), the Republicans
making no nomination. The Democratic majority
in 1879 was 4,706.

Tenth District.

(Parts of the 12th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22d wards of
New York city.)
JOSEPH KOCH (Dem.), of New York city. Mr.
K. was born in New York, September 28, 1831. His
parents were natives of Bavaria. He was educated
with a view to the legal profession, and graduated
from the College of the City of New York in 1862; also
attended Heidelberg University and the Law Depart-
ment of Columbia College ; was formerly a teacher in
the public schools, and is now a lawyer. He was
clerk of the Supreme Court, New York county, 1868,
'69 ; Justice, Fifth District Court, 1870-'76 ; trustee
of common schools, 1870-74 ; and was elected to the
Senate by a majority of 1,486 over James Talcott
(Rep. ) The Republican majority in 1879 was 2,956.

Eleventh District.

(23d and 24th wards, and parts of the 12th, 20th and
22d wards of New York city. )
FRANK P. TREANOR (Tam. Dem.), of New
York city (415 TV est 45th street). Mr. T. was born
in New York city, May 11, 1855; educated at St.
Francis Xavier College, New York, and Holy Cross
College, Worcester, Mass; is a wholesale dealer in
blue stone ; was a member of Assembly in 1880, serv-
ing as member of the Committee on Cities ; and was
elected to the Senate by a plurality of 2,576, his oppo-
nents being Thomas C. E. Ecclesine (Dem.) and
Stephen V. R. Cooper (Rep.) The Republican plu-
rality in 1879 was 626.

Twelfth District.

(Counties of Rockland and Westchester. Popula-
tion, 127,611.)
HENRY C. NELSON (Dem.), of Sing Sing, West-
chester county. Mr. N. was born at Sing Sing, July
29, 1838, and was educated at private and public
schools in early life, and at New York College (form-
erly Free Academy), in 1851, '52. He is a lawyer; was
agent and warden of Sing Sing Prison, 1869- '72 ; was
a member of Assembly in 1868, serving on the Com-
mittees on Railroads, State Prisons and Sub-Com-
mittee of the Whole; and was elected to the Senate
by a plurality of 2,051, his opponents being Frederick
W. Seward (Rep.) and John Law (Gr. ) The 'dis-
trict has for a number of years, been represented by
Wm. H. Robertson, whose majority in 1879 was 1,998.

Thirteenth District.

(Counties of Orange and Sullivan. Population,

JAMES MACKIN (Dem.), of Newburgh, Orange
county. Mr. M, was born at Newburgh, Dec 25,1823,
being descended from Revolutionary stock on both
sides. His parents died before he was eight years of
age, and such education as he received was obtained
in the common schools of Newburgh and Fishkill. He
was formerly a merchant, banker, real estate agent
and contractor, and is now a banker and contractor,
having been, for a number of years, President of the
First National Bank, of Fishkill Landing. He was
originally a Whig, and acted with the Republican
party until 1866, and was a delegate to the convention
which organized the Republican part}-. Ho was
Postmaster of Fishkill under Fillmore's administra-
tion; Supervisor, five years, being twice President of
the board ; appointed United States Assessor by Pre-
sident Lincoln in 1862 holding the office two years ;
and was President of the Village of Fishkill several
years. He was a member of Assembly in 1859, '73-

Evening Journal Almanac, 1883.


75, serving on the Committees on Railroads, Print-
ing, Villages, Militia, etc., and held the office of State
Treasurer in 1878, '79. He has frequently been a
delegate to State conventions, and was a member of
the National Convention at St, Louis, in 1876, ard-
ently supporting Mr. Tilden's candidacv. He was
elected to the Senate by a plurality of 256, his oppo-
nents being Francis Marvin (Rep.) and Benj. S.
Warren (Gr.) The Republican plurality in 1879 was

Fourteenth District.

(Counties of Ulster, Schoharie and Greene, Popula-
tion, 153,23-4.)
i ADDISON PORTER JONES (Dem.), of Catskill,
Greene county. Mr. Jones was born in Greenville,
Greene county, September 15, 1822, and received a
common school education, working on a farm during
boyhood. At the age of 21, in 1843, he commenced a
flour, grain and grocery business at Catskill, and has
continued it until the present time ; has also been
engaged in the tanning and currying business since
1878. He was a Henry Clay Whig until that party
was changed to the Republican, when he became a
Democrat. He was Supervisor of Catskill, 1856, '60,
'61 ; Sheriff, 1861 '63: President of the Catskill Bank,
1868,71 ; Presidential Elector, 1876; was a member of
the Senate, 1878, '79, serving on the Committees on
Printing, Roads and Bridges. Grievances and Erection
and Division of Towns and Counties; and was elected
to the present Senate by a plurality of 1.656, his op-
ponents being Wm. H. Romeyn (Rep.) and Nelson S.
ShalerQGr.) The Democratic plurality in 1879 was

Fifteenth District.
(Counties of Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam.
Population, 139,653.)
HOMER A. NELSON (Dem.), of Poughkeepsie,
Dutchess county. Mr. N. was born in Poughkeepsie,
August 31, 1829; is a lawyer; was County Judge of
Dutchess county from 1855 to 1862, when he resigned ;
Representative In Congress, 1863, '64 ; member of the
Constitutional Convention, 1867, '68 ; and Secretary of
State, 1868-'72, two terms. He was one of the sixteen
Democrats, who, in the thirty-eighth Congress, voted
in favor of the amendment to the Constitution
abolishing slavery, of whom but two others now
survive, to wit: Ex-Governor English, of Connecti-
cut, and Georsre H. Yeaman, formerly of Kentucky,
now of New York. Before and while in Congress he
was a War Democrat, and at the time of the expira-
tion of his congressional term was tendered a foreign
appointment by President Lincoln, but declined it.
He was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 216,
his opponents being Samuel H. Everett (Rep.) and
George Potter (Gr.) The Republican plurality in
1879 was 4,754.

Sixteenth District.

(Counties of Rensselaer and Washington. Popula-
tion, 153,220. )
CHARLES L..'MAcARTnrR (Rep. ,, of Troy. Mr
M. was born in Claremont, N. H., January 1, 1824, of
Scotch parentage on his father's side and New Eng-
land on the mother's. He was educated at common
schools and at Black River Institute, Watertown,
and is also a graduate of the printing office ; is editor
of the Troy Northern Budget. Since early life he
has been connected with Journalism, as reporter, edi-
tor and publisher. Previous to his connection with
the Budget he acted as reporter on the Detroit Free
Press, New York Sun, and other papers. In 1847,
with Hon. John M. Francis, he purchased the Troy
Daily Budget, and continued with it until 1S59, visit-
ing Europe meantime and writing a series ot letters.
He then established the Troy Doily Arena, but sold
it in 1861 to enter the army. Taking a prominent
part in the organization of the Second New York
Volunteers, he was appointed Regimental Quarter-
master, with the rank of First Lieutenant. The regi-
ment was the first to cross into Virginia from Fort-
ress Monroe. He was appointed Captain and Assist-
ant Quartermaster in the Regular Army by President
Lincoln!; served as Brigade, Division and Corns

Quartermaster , received Brevet promotion to Col- I
onel from Gov. Fenton, and participated in most of j
the campaigns and battles in the Virginia peninsula.
In the fall of 1864 he established the Trov News, the
pioneer of Sunday papers in this State outside of New !
York, and relinquished it in 1866 to become one of i
the editors and proprietors of the Troy Daily Whig.
The J)aily Budget having died during the war, in
1869 he re-established the Northern Budget as a Sun- '
day journal, and has successfully conducted it until !
the present time, now having his son associated with i
him in the management of the paper. Mr. M. was a I
Free Soilerin 1848, and remained a Democrat until
the opening of the war. He was a member of the
Democratic Central Committee several years, a Dele- '
gate to the National Convention of 1856, and fre- j
quently a Delegate to State Conventions. He was
Alderman of the second ward of Troy, and for a
number of years, under Democratic rule, was Collec-
tor of the pert of Troy. Since I860 he has been a Re-
publican, and continued to hold the Collectorship
until the office was abolished. He was elected to
the Senate bv a majoritv of 1,142 over Lvman H.
Morthup (Dem.) The Republican plurality in 1879
was 2, 499. Mr. M. ran largely ahead of his ticket in
both counties of his district

Seventeenth District.

(County of Albany. Population, 147,530. )
ABRAHAM LANSING (Dem.), of Albany. Mr.
L. was born in Albany in lb35, and educated at the
Albany Academy, Williams College and Albany Law
School, graduating from Williams in 1855. He was
admitted to the bar in 18.58, and has since practiced
law in the city of Albany. He held the office of Cor-
noration Counsel of Albany in 1869: was Supreme
Court Reporter 1S69-74; appointed fctate Treasurer ad
interim by Gov. Dix in 1874 ; and was again Corpo-
ration Counsel of Albany, 1876-78. He was also
at one time Chairman of the Albany County Demo-
cratic Committee ; and was elected to the Senate by
a plurality of 6,026, his opponents being Waters W. .
Braman (Rep.), and Bartholomew Mulcahy (Gr.)
Mr. Braman was chosen to the last Senate by a nlur-

Eighteenth District.
(Counties of Saratoga, Fulton, Hamilton, Mont-
gomery and Schenectady. Population, 146,995.)
ALEXANDER B. BAUCUS (Dem.), of Bacon Hill,
Saratoga county. Mr. B. was born at Bacon Hill,
April 5. 1838; educated at Union Village, Charlotteville
and Claverack academies ; is a farmer and produce
dealer, and was also formerly a surgeon ; was a Re-

§ublican previous to 1872; and was elected to the
enate, February 28. 1882, by a majority of 496 over
Charles Stanford (Rep.), of Schenectady. The total
vote was Republican, 13.821 ; Democratic, 14,313. Mr.
Baucus was chosen to fill the vacancy occasioned by
the death of Webster Wagner (Rep.), who was
killed in a railroad accident at Spuyten Duyvil creek,
near New York, January 13, 1882. Mr. Wagner's
majority in 1881 was 6,7*2, and twice previously he
had been elected to the Senate without opposition.

Nineteenth District.
(Counties of Clinton, Es«ox and Warrem Popula-
tion, 107,530. )
SHEPARD P. BOWEN (Rep.), of Pittsburgh,
Clinton county. Mr. B. was born in Canada, March
24, 1^24; was educated in the Vermont common
schools'and at Troy Academy; was formerly a far-
mer ; is now an iron manufacturer and merchant,
and was Supervisor during the years 1855-'58, 1861,
'65-'67. He was a member of Assembly in 1875, 76,
77, '81, serving the first year on the Committees on
State Prisons and Sub-Committee of the Whole, the
second, as chairman of Expenditures of the Execu-
tive Department, and member of Internal Affairs,
Trade and Manufactures and Game Laws, the third,
as chairman of Internal Affairs, and member of Rail-
roads, and Trade and Manufactures, and the fourth,
as member of Banks, Claims and Civil Divisions. He
was elected to the Senate by a majority of 3,804 over
Conant Sawyer (Dem. )


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Twentieth District.

(Counties of Franklin, Lewis and St. Lawrence.
Population, 144,941.)
DOLPHUS S. LYNDE (Rep.), of Hermon, St. Law-
rence county. Mr. L. was born at Antwerp, Jefferson
county, July 1, 1833, and was educated at Gouver-
neur Wesleyan Seminary. He was formerly engaged
in general merchandising and milling, and is now
a dealer in real estate and farmer. He acted with
the Democratic party until 1864, when he left it be-
cause he could no longer act with the party that de-
clared the war a failure after four years' fighting, and
voted for Lincoln. He was Supervisor of the town
of Hermon, 1868, '69, '70; Notary Public, 1869, '70;
member of Assembly in 1871, serving on the Commit-
tee on Internal Affairs, in 1872 as chairman of Inter-
nal Affairs and member of Engrossed Bills, in 1873,
as chairman of Internal Affairs and member of Rail-
roads, and in 1874, as chairman of Internal Affairs
and member of State Prisons. He was elected to the
Senate of 1878, '79 by a majority of 5,859, serving as
chairman of the Committee on Manufactures and
Agriculture, and member of Internal Affairs of
Towns and Counties; to the Senate of 1880, '81, by a
majority of 8,743 over Albert Andrus (Dem.), serving
as chairman of Internal Affairs and member of
Finance, Canals and Agriculture ; and re-elected to
the present Senate by a majority of 7,132 over Edwin
M. Holbrook (Dem.) He introduced in the As-
sembly the compulsory education bill, taking special
interest in pushing it to a final passage, advocated
in the Senate the Six per cent Interest bill, the Civil
Damage and Local Option bills, and the Anti-dis-
crimination freight bills, and opposed a repeal of the
usurv laws and the free canal proposition. He also,
in 1873, secured an appropriation of $20,000 for the
improvement of Grass river, in St. Lawrence county.

Twenty-first District.

(Counties of Oswego and Jefferson. Population,
FREDERICK LANSING (Rep.), of Watertown.
Mr. L. was born at Manheim, Herkimer county,
February 16, 1838, and educated in Little Falls
Academy. He is a lawyer ; has always been a
Republican ; was acting Adjutant of the Eighth New
York Cavalry from June 23, 1863, until October 11,
1863, when he was badly wounded and was dis-
charged on account of disability May 16, 1864. He
was elected to the Senate by a majority of 5,295,
over Elijah J. Clark (Dem.) The Republican ma-
jority in 1879 was 4,049.

Twenty-second District.

(Oneida county. Population, 113,967.)
ROBERT H. ROBERTS (Dem.), of Boonville. Mr.
R. was born in Nantglyin, Dymbershire, North
Wales, June 5, 1837. His parents arrived in this coun-
try from Wales June 12, 1839, and settled in Constable-
ville, Lewis county. He was educated in common
school, and also at Boonville high school during the
winter of 1858-59; has been a carpenter and builder
of oil tanks, and is now engaged in farming and
building canal boats. He was left an orphan when

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