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George Henry

Benjamin F. Harris

James Stevens

V»'illiam H. Fry

Jas. S. Lamberton.

W. D. Rulison

E. B. Cadlev

Geo. W. Whitaker.

C. A. Miller

Arthur A. Foote

William Oliver

Jolm E. Aslie

Francis J. Twomey
John J. B. Spooner

Burt I. Waldo

Nicholas Peters, Jr

Hiram Metcalf

Chas. T. Goodrich..

Edwin S. Wage

H. E. Nichols

W. Carryl Ely

Geo. E. Anderson..

Robert Seabury

John A. Cavanaugh
Clare'ce M. Johnson
Jas. S. Haring, Jr..

Stillman Foote

James F. Terry

Patrick H. Cain. ..

Merrit A. Baker

Chas. A. Tracey....

J. R. Wheeler

Aaron McConnell..

Jas. L. Millard

W. B. Niven

Oscar B. Glezen

Jas. McLaclilan, Jr.

Jno. E. Knight

James A. Skiff.

Robert R. Law

C. P. Patterson ....
Hen'yC. Henderson
Charles J. Gardner
Abraham Gridley...











Mt. Morris.




New York.


N. Western.










P. Richmond.







Farmer Vil'ge












Penn Yan.

*Appointed by Board of Supervisors.



2, 340

403, as6
252, 178

352, 4 69, ,320


1,-531,229, 6.36
2, 052, .5.37, 898
2, 169, .307, 873
2, .367, 780, 102

Rate of State

tax in mills

on each dollar

of valuation.

5 1-4

4 53-80

5 9-16
7 3^5
5 4-5
5 5-8

7 41-156

5 79-120
9 .3-8

6 95-100

7 1-4

3 11-24
3 1-6
2 9-10

2 863-1000

3 1-2
2 1-4

State tax lev-
ied, including
school tax.

$7,272,274 ftS
7,880,249 35
7,230,976 53
8,517,464 85
12,647,218 71
10,243,317 01
10,463,179 33
14,285,976 55
11,613,943 51
19,580,882 30
14,800,903 .38
1.5,727,482 03
14, 206, 680 61
8,-529,174 32
8,726,511 01
7,911,297 94
7,690,416 34
9,2.32,-542 33
6,032,829 61

Evening Journal Almanac, 1882.



The Senate consists of 32 members, ^^-ho are elected ip November of every alternate odd numbered year
and hold their offices for two years from the first of January next succeeding. The State is divided into
32 districts, each electmg one senator. The Senators receive an annual salary of ?1,500 and also SI for each
ten miles of travel in going to or returning from the place of meeting ones in each session Ten dollar^
per day in addition is allowed when the Senate alone is convened m extraordinary session - r when actinz
as a court for the trial of impeachments The Lieutenant-Governor is ex-off-ciQ Presid«^nt of the Senate

GEORGE G. HOSKIXS (Rep.), President.
First District.

Suffolk and Queens counties. Pooulation, Ise^'Jig )

JAMES W COTERT (Den.), of Flushing, Queens

county. Mr. 0. was born at Mill Xeck Queens

ounty, 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 1S70, and Assistant District-Attorney for the

ame period, and Surrogate of the county from 1S70
to l574. He was Representative in CorigTess 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.

(Istj 2d, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th. 12th and 22d wards

of Brooklyn, and towns of Flatbush, Gravesend

and New Dtrecht- Kings county.)

JOHN J. KIERNAN (Dem.), of Brooklyn (55

F:rst place). Mr. K. was bom in Brooklyn, Febru-

iry 1, 1647. educated in private academies, and is a

inancial and telegraphic news agent. He was elected

to the Senate by a majority of 8,2.36 over Robert

Johnston (Rep.) The Democratic majority in 1879

ivas 7,767.

Tliird District

Sd, 4th, 7th, Uth, 13th, 19th, 20th-,21.«t and 23d wards
of Brooklyn. )

.?Pi?^^^ .^- .^'^f.^E^' (I^ep.), of New York
52 William street). Mr. R. was bom at Canton,
it. Lawrence county, July 11, 1845, and was edu-
;ated at Canton Academy and St. Lawrence Uni-
rerslty from 1857 to 1S63. He was formerly a bank
slerk, and 13 now a lawyer. He was a Member of
Assembly in 1880, 1881, serving as Chairman of the
nsurance Committee and Member of Judiciary
:itie3. Grievances and Public Lands. In the Hous^
ie had charge of the Single Head Charter, the bill
o reorganize the Charities Department of Kings
ounty, and the bill to repeal the county clerks'
opying act for the same county. He was elected
o the senate by a majority of 3,9u2 over Thomas S.
loms (Dem.) The Republican majority in 187S
ra3 20C.

Fourth District.
14th. 15th, 16th. 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th wards of
Brooklyn, and towns of New Lots and 'Platlands
in Kings county, '

JOHN C. JACOBS (Dem.), of Brooklyn. Mr. J.
rasbomin Lancaster county, Penn., December 10
S3-< ; Is a descendant of revolutionary stock, and of
lerman origin on the maternal side; received a com-
- n school education, leaving school at the age of
has been a printer and journalist, and is now a
iwyer ; was for several years the Albany corre-
pondent of the New York World and other papers
nd was a war correspondent of New York journals
uring McClellan"s campaign; he was an unsuccess-

/» The full vote for State Senators is given on nage

JOHN W. TROOMAM (Rep.). Clerk.
ful candidate for Member of Assembly in 1863 and
l^S^running against J. C. Perry the "first year and
>V . 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
booy continuously until 1373, his majority bein°-
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 '870
was Chairman of the Committee on Wavs and
Means and a member of the Committees on Insurance
and Grievances; tn 1871 he was a member of Griev-
ances, Judiciary, and Wavs and Means, and chair-
man o. the latter ; in 1872 he was a member of Wavs
and Means and Petitions of Aliens, and in 1873 he
was a member of Ways and Means, Insurance and
Rules. He was a member cf the Senate in 1874, '75.
76, 77, '78, "79, from the then third district, and in
1880, 81, from the fourth district, serving on +he
Committees on Finance, Cities. Privileges and Elec-
tions, Printing, Grievances, and Rules, and was
elected to the present Senate bv 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 1577, 5,1.57, 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


J(3HN G BOYD (Tam. Dem.), of New York city
(13 Vandam 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. ixom 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
ctate. He was also nominated by the Tammany
and Irving Hall wings of the Democracy. He
was elected to the Senate by a majority of 2(J0 over
Edwara 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, nth and 13th wards, and part of the 4th ward
of New York city.)
>.cw York city (35 Madison street). Mr. G. was
born m New York city, of Irish parents, Novembe"
29 18.53. 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
fechools ; has been connected as clerk with several
business and law firms in New York; for several
years he was employed by the Corporation Counsel
m procurmg 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


EvEKii\'G Journal Al31anac, 1882.

.. _-. Reoordin? Clerk in the County Clerk s Office,
under ^Vm. Walsh, in 1874, and was a Census Enu-
merator In 1675. He afterward studied law, and
now practices that profession. lie 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 5,398.

Seventh District.
(lOth and 17th wards and part of the 15th, 18th and
21bt wards of New York city.'"
JAMES DALY (Dem.), of New York cityL(128
East Tenth street). Mr. D. was born in Ireland,
August 15, 1815, and received his education in Queens
College, Galway, being intended for 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 1870, when he was identified with the Eeform
movement in opposition to the Tammany regime.
He was a member of Assembly in 1874, 1S75 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 majority of 2,356 over John B. Voskamp
(Rep. ) The Republican plurality in 1879 was 428.
Mr. D. Lran;^ about 1.500 votes ahead of the State

Eighth District.

(16th ward, and parts of the 9th, 15th, 18th, 20th and
21st wards of New York^city.)
York city (26 and 28 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, 1864-'67,
having charge of special releases by President Lin-
coln of rebels confined in Northern prisons; Assis-
tant Assessor of Internal Revenue, k9th district,
1868; Inspector of the Building Department in New
York, 1871-73. He took an active part in the trade
movements in New York, from 1868 to 1872^ being
President of a local union and Secretary ot 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 6, 1861. 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. Cy 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 theNinth Assem-
bly District Democratic General Committee since
1875. 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 AV. Gibbs
(Rep.), and Henry E. Tremain (Ind. Rep.) lie
was a candidate for the last Senate, but was defeated
by Robert U. Strahan by 30 votes.

Ninth District.

(Parts of the 18th, 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 chietiy 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
witb 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.

ElcTcnth 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
Torkcity (415 West 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, W'orcester, 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, Wcst-
cliester 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
bv a plurality of 2,051, liis opponents being Frederick
W. Seward (Rep.) and Jolin 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 1
in the common schools of Newburgh and Fishkill. He |
was formerly a merchant, banker, real estate agent i
and contractor, and is now a banker and contractor, I
having been, for a number of years, President of the |
First National Bank, of Fishkill Landing. He was i
originally a Whig, and acted with the Republican
party until 1866, and was a delegate to theconvention
w^hich organized the Republican party. He 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, 1882.


75, serving on the Committees on Railroads, Print-
ing, Tillages, 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 candidacy. He was
lelected to the Senate bv apluralitv of 256, his oppo-
tnents being Francis Marvin (Rep.) and Benj. S.
"VVarren (Gr. ) The Republican plurality in 1879 was

Fourteenth District.
KConnties of Ulster, Schoharie and Greene. Popula-
tion, 153,234.)
ADDISON PORTER JOXES (Dem.), of Catskill,
Greene county. Mr. Jones was born in Greenville,
iGreene 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
sngaged in the tanning and currying business since
1878. He was a Henry Clay Whig until that party
s\-as 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. Romevn (Rep.) and Nelson S.
Shaler (.Gr.) The Democratic plijrality in 1S79 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.
4.ugust 31,1829; is a lawyer; was County Judge of
)utchess county from 1855 to 1862. when he resigned ;
iepresentative 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 thirtv-eighth Congress, voted
n favor of the amendment to the Constitution
ibolishing slavery, of whom but two others now
urvive, to wit: Ex-Governor English, of Connecti-
:ut, and George H. Teaman, formerly of Kentucky,
low of New Tork. Before and while in Congress he
as a War Democrat, and at the time of the expira-
ion of his congressional term was tendered a foreign
ppointment by President Lincoln, but declined it.
le was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 216,
lis opponents being Samuel H. Everett (Rep. ) and
George Potter (Gr.) The Republican pluraUty in
879 was 4,754.

Sixteenth District.

Counties of Rensselaer and "Washington. Popula-
tion, 153,220. )

CHARLES L.:iUcARTHrR (Rep.), of Trov. Mr.
I. was bom in Claremont, N. H., January 1, 1824, of
Scotch parentage on his father's side and New Eng-
md on the mother's. He was educated at common
chools and at Black River Institute. Watertown,
nd is also a graduate of the printing office ; is editor
fthe Troy Northern Budget. Since early life he
as Deen connected with Journalism, as reporter, edi-
ar and publisher. Previous to his connection with
he Budget he acted as reporter on the Detroit Free
^ress. New Tork Sun, and other papers. In 1847,
rith Hon. John 31. Francis, he purchased the Troy
iaibj Budget, and continued with it until 1859, visit-
ig Europe meantime and writing a series of letters,
r.e then established the Troy Daihj Arena, but sold
; in 1861 to enter the army. Taking a prominent
art in the organization of the Second New Tork
'olunteers. he was appointed Regimental Quarter-
laster. with the rank of First Lieutenant. The regi-
lent was the iirst to cross into Virginia from Fort-
5ss Monroe. He was appointed Captain and Assist-
nt Quartermaster in the Regular Army by President
incoln'; served as Brigade, Division and (joms

Quartermaster . received Brevet promotion to Col- 1
onel from Gov. Fenton, and participated in most of I
the campaigns and battles in the Tirginia peninsula.
In the fall of 1864 he estabUshed the Troy News, the
pioneer of Sunday papers in this State outside of New
York, and relinquished it in 1866 to become one of
the editors and proprietors of the Trov Daily Whig.
The jDaiiy 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
him in the management of the paper. Mr. M. was a
Free Soiler in 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-
quently a Delegate to State Conventions. He was
Alderman of the second ward of Trov, and for a
number of years, under Democratic rule!; was Collec-
tor of the port'.of Troy. Since 1860 he has been a Re-
publican, and continued to hold the Collectorship
until the office was abolished. He was elected to
the Senate by a majority of 1.142 over Lyman H.
Northup (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 1835, 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-
poration Counsel of Albany in 1869; was Supreme
Court Reporter 1869-74; appointed State Treasurer ad
interim by Gov. Dix in 1874 ; and was again Corpo-
ration Counsel of Albany, 1876-'78. He was also i
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 plur-
aUty of 2, 759.

Eighteenth District.
(Counties of Saratoga, Fulton, Hamilton, Mont-
gomery and Schenectady. Population. 146,995.)
WEBSTER WAGNER (Rep.), of Palatine Bridge,
who has been a member of the Senate continuously
since 1872, was killed in a railroad accident at Spuv-
teu Duyvil creek, near New Tork, January 13th, arid
the Governor has issued a proclamation for a special
election on the 28th of February to fill the vacancy.
Mr. Wagner was elected to the present Senate bv a
majority of 6,7x2, over L. M. Arnold (Dem.), nomi-
nated irregularly, the Democratic Convention mak-
ing no nomination. Twice previously Mr. W. was
chosen to the Senate without opposition. He was
born at Palatine Bridge, 3Iontgomery county, Octo-
ber 2, 1817, and was the inventor and manufacturer
of the sleeping and drawing-room railwaj' cars which
bear his name.

!^ineteenth District.
(Counties of Clinton, Essex and Warren= Popula-
tion, 107,530. )
SHEPARD P. BOWEN (Rep.), of Plattsbnrgh,
Clinton county. Mr. B. was born in Canada, March
24, 1824: 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

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